The loud, intense and explosive action saga "Banlieue 13: Ultimatum" embodies a sequel to the 2004 European blockbuster Banlieue 13. The second installment bears the directorial imprimatur of Patrick Alessandrin but initially gestated from the vision of writer-producer Luc Besson, also responsible for scripting and producing the first go-round. This outing unfurls three years after the original, in the slightly dystopian realm of suburban Paris, c. 2013. Ultraviolence now riddles that sphere - to such a degree that cops have imposed a lockdown on the area, to little avail. Significantly, the neighborhood is also formally subdivided into ethnic enclaves, including Arabic, Asian, Caucasian and African. As the tale opens, a crack team of rogue cops pulls off a police assassination inside of the nabe, prompting the police chief (Daniel Duval) to try to persuade the president (Philippe Torreton) to bulldoze the area and let the cops cash in on the turf's real estate value. In response, two of the said rogues, Damien (Cyril Raffaelli) and Leito (David Belle), hit the streets, guns blazing, and exude all of the force at their disposal to save the region from complete obliteration. –--
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IMDB (first part) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/ –--
Eeek! I don't know about you guys, but I was very happy when I heard it was out (apparently it was out in France since February, so this may not be big news for you). I mean this is the movie that put parkour on the map.
Pretty intense action, some classic David Belle and a lot of chases. What else could you wish for? The story seemed a bit dull, but regardless, I still think the movie is worth it. Watch it, if you have the time.