Apr 26, 2008

Banlieue 13 , aka District B13 ( 2004)

While I'm still in the mind of the French and Amazing Acrobatics( see Junior>posted below). Let me post on this movie. It reached the U.S. in 2006?-07?, where Keith dragged a group of us to the Angelika to watch it, this movie is amazing if you haven't seen it...please do the physical chase scenes will make your eyes pop out of your head.
In 2010, the dangerous districts in the periphery of Paris are surrounded by walls, and the dwellers do not have school, hospital and even police in the area, which are ruled by drug lords. In the 13th District, Leito is a honest man that lives in a clean building and does not permit drug dealers nearby his neighborhood. When he destroys one million Euros in heroin of Taha Bemamud, the criminal abducts Leito's sister Lola and the corrupt police arrests Leito. Six months later, the tough and honest Capt. Damien Tomaso is assigned to find and deactivate a stolen bomb that might destroy the 13th District and the two million dwellers. Together with Leito, they have to face the gang of Taha and disclose a despicable secret behind the robbery of the bomb. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1 comment:

Lou said...

I had the fortune of making it to University Place to see this movie back in 2006. It was a first date movie for me so I was really taking a risk. But the action scenes were so unbelievable that I eventually purchased the DVD when it became available in 2007. The lead actor ended up getting a bit piece in Die Hard 4 but was made into minced meet by Bruce Willis.