District 13 gets a UK release 7th July - latest clips
29th Jun 06
Finally District 13 makes its way to our fairer shores, and about time too. We've been championing this movie for as long as we can remember, so it's great news that we can finally share the joy with you lucky lot.
And what's not to like? It's got wicked Kung-Fu, cool car chases, shoot outs and that crazy guy David Bell showing us some of his world famous free running moves. Just great, hopefully this'll start a multitude of school kids seriously injuring themselves up and down the country any time now. Brilliant!
We've got more to come over the next few days, including an interview with David Bell himself, but in the mean time here's a few clips and pics so you can see what all the fuss is about.
And for more information, check out the movie's website www.thefreerunningmovie.com. It's well worth signing up there too, word has it the site is going to be growing throughout the summer.
The year is 2010 and in the city of Paris government authorities have taken the extreme measure of building huge walls around any urban districts known for being criminally troublesome, withdrawing the police force and leaving the locals to fend for themselves. One such area is District 13, a ghetto notorious for its resident gangs, killers and drug-dealers…
After a truck transporting a massively destructive missile is hijacked while passing through the city, the missile ends up in the hands of District 13's ruthless druglord, Taha (Bibi Naceri). Hoping to recover the missile, the French police force decides to send in one of their most elite officers, Damien (Cyril Raffaeli), a martial arts expert and a master of undercover infiltration. But to accomplish his mission, Damien must hook up with someone who knows the area inside out. The perfect candidate proves to be a man named Leito (David Belle), a resident of District 13 who, distrustful of the authorities, has been waging a one-man war against the corruption that is destroying the ghetto into which he was born. Leito also has a more personal score to settle with the druglord - six months earlier Taha kidnapped his sister, Lola (Dany Verissimo), as payback for Leito's interference in his criminal activities. With only 24 hours to get into District 13, find the missile and defuse it before it kills millions of innocent people, Damien and Leito have got to think - and move - fast!