Title - District 13
Year of release - 2004
Genre - Action/Thriller
Length - 1 hour 24 minutes
Rating - 15
Director - Pierre Morel
Writer(s) - Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri
Who is in it? - David Belle as Leito, Cyril Raffaeli as Capt Damien Tomaso, Dany Verissimo-Petit as Lola, Tony D'Amario as K2 and Samir Guesimi as Jamel to name a few.
What's it about? - District 13 (Banliue 13) is a French film by director Pierre Morel.
Set in the segregated slums of Paris in the not so distant future
District 13B has been declared the most crime ridden and infested of
all. Leito a bit of a thug himself is brought into a crisis when his
sister Lola is kidnapped by a ruthless crime boss. Leito does everything
he can to get his sister back but does not foresee himself being
arrested in a deep story of betrayal.
We flash forward
six months and Leito is paired with undercover cop Damien as news of a
stolen neutron bomb hits B13. Together these two must work together to
ensure the bomb does not go off. They fight of the crime bosses and
their gangs to reach the bomb in time. However, when Damien receives the
deactivation code, Leito quickly sees that the code references the
District and that date. This prompts Leito to stop Damien from entering
the code, the clock reaches
does not go off. Leito was right.
The French government
are now seen as responsible for the bomb being taken to B13 and
installed ready to be triggered by the deactivation code. The bomb is
taken to the government and a senior member is taped confessing to the
plans to destroy B13. This tape is broadcast immediately and B13 becomes
a slightly better place to live.
Is it any good? - To me this films was simply outstanding. Action films full of the art of
parkour will keep you gripping onto your seat as you cheer on Leito and
Damien in their mission.
Why should I watch it? - Plenty of fights, chases and a decent soundtrack is enough to keep you entertained all the way through. This film is very highly recommended.
How do you rate it overall? -10/10