Banlieue 13

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In the near future, the worst ghettos (banlieues) of Paris are literally walled off and among the worst is Banlieue 13. Controlled by ruthless crime lord Taha, who a young punk named Leito is determined to bring down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister Lola, a rescue attempt is betrayed by corrupt cops, ending up with Leito arrested and Lola kept in the Taha's clutches.

Six months later, an undercover supercop named Damien is given an urgent mission: Taha has stolen a Neutron Bomb which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize.

Featured David Belle showcasing Le Parkour back before it was very well known in the English-speaking world. Dubbed into English as District 13 or District B13. A sequel, Banlieue 13: Ultimatum was released in 2009.

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