Banlieue 13
2004 / 84m - France
District B13 poster


May 10, 2023


Luc Besson wasn't just a pivotal director for French genre cinema, he was also one of its most influential producers. District B13 is the film that popularised parcours (or free running), seeing the potential of its aesthetics and fluidity as a perfect addition to the spectrum of cinematic action. The result is a slick, superbly paced, and explosive little action flick that still stands proud today. It's a master class in how to do genre cinema well, while also pushing its boundaries. And it's nice to see Besson giving that opportunity to young and talented directors like Morel.

November 11, 2005