over 3 years
Pure adrenaline, great stunts and fight sequences, simplistic story
District 13 (French: Banlieue 13) is a 2004 French action film directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced by Luc Besson. It has also been released as District B13 and Barrio 13 (Australia DVD release) It has also been known as B13 on French posters used to advertise the film.
The film is notable for its depiction of parkour in a number of stunt sequences that were completed without the use of wires or computer generated effects. Because of this, some critics have drawn comparisons to the popular Thai film [made by Luc Besson also]Ong-Bak.
David Belle, a founder of parkour, appears in the film as one of its protagonists, Leïto.
In 2010 social problems such as violence, drugs and organized crime have overrun the poorer suburbs of Paris and especially a Banlieue commonly referred to as B13 (Banlieue 13 – which translates to District 13 or Borough 13 in English) a ghetto with a population of some two million. Unable to control B13 the authorities construct a high wall topped by...