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R| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
In 21st-century Paris, a member (Cyril Raffaelli) of an elite police squad must enter a crime-ridden ghetto to defuse a bomb that has fallen into the hands of Taha (Larbi Naceri), a powerful hoodlum. The cop joins forces with a civilian (David Belle) who must rescue his sister (Dany Verissimo) from the same criminal who holds the bomb.

Cast: Cyril Raffaelli , David Belle , Tony D'Amario , Larbi Naceri , Dany Verissimo , François Chattot , Nicolas Woirion , Patrick Olivier

Director: Pierre Morel

Genres: Action, Thriller, Science fiction

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

District B13 (2004)

Release Date: June 2nd, 2006|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • If you can still be entertained by a thriller that unabashedly borrows from others of its ilk and don't mind reading subtitles, you could do worse than District B13. It's over so fast, in a quick 85 minutes, there's scarcely time to get bored by the silly plot. show more

  • Real-life events have overtaken District B13, and they give this feverish, yet oddly flat French action adventure a whiff of substance to go along with its spectacular stunts. show more

  • Besson takes a few clumsy stabs at political relevance, but it's clear that grand themes are not his priority. That's okay: His charismatic leads are martial-arts masters, and their breathtaking stunts smoothly lift the movie every time it stumbles. show more

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