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All singing, all dancing Fighting film
District 13 (DVD)
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District 13 (DVD)
Advantages: The parkour and fighting are awesome
Disadvantages: Hammy acting and some dodgy translation
This is one of the coolest French films of recent years, its a strange film being a mix of Martial Arts and the street running trend 'Parkour', produced by Luc Besson this is set in a near future Paris, where a particular suburb is sealed off as it is just so rough and controlled by gangs.
A tough cop Damien(Cyril Raffaelli) is sent into the sealed off district when gang members steal a missile and threaten to use it, his job is to shut the missile off before it explodes, to do so he enlists the help of Leito (David Belle) a local vigilante who has been in prison for drug dealing, he wants to take the gangsters down as they have turned his sister into a Junkie, together these two heros have to take out a sea of thugs and make Paris safe before the gangsters blow up the City, or so they think!!
Cyril Raffaelli ... Capt. Damien Tomaso
David Belle ... Le´to
Tony D'Amario ... K2
Bibi Naceri ... Taha Bemamud
Dany Verissimo ... Lola
Franšois Chattot ... KrŘger
Nicolas Woirion ... Corsini
Patrick Olivier ... Le colonel
Samir Guesmi ... Jamel
JÚr˘me Gadner ... K2 boy 1
Tarik Boucekhine ... Yoyo (para 1)
I really enjoyed this film, it is action packed and the subtitles don't take away from the fun and action at all, although some things aren't perfectly translated. I found the jumping, climbing and fighting were excellent and its a film i've not tired of after many viewings. Rafaelli is fine as the good cop trying to save the city but for me Belle is the star, he is awesome a real handsome action hero and the way he jumps, climbs and twists is exceptional and utterly watchable, the plot takes a back seat at times and some of the villains have more ham in them than a Bacon Double Cheeseburger, but it all adds to the fun of this charming and under rated film.
The DVD cost us ú4 from Sainsburys and is worth watching before checking out the sequel.
Summary: All singing, all dancing Fighting film