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17th Feb '13 9:32:05 PM erforce
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17th Feb '13 9:31:21 PM erforce
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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 NeutronBomb 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 LeParkour 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. Is not a sequel to {{District9}}. ---- !! The first movie provides examples of: * BadBoss: Taha. * {{Badass}}: Most of the characters. * BoxedCrook: Leito. Although he has his own motives to help the police. * BullfightBoss: Yeti * CarCushion: One of the baddies lands on one in the first major chase scene. * ChainedHeat: Damien pretends to be a crook to get in with Leito, who works it out straight away and leaves him handcuffed to a steering wheel. * ChickMagnet: There are only three female characters across the two films that really have any role to speak of. Of those, two unashamedly hit on Damien and the third's his girlfriend. * DamselInDistress * TheDragon: K2. * {{Dystopia}} * TheDogBitesBack: Taha's mooks. * EngineeredPublicConfession * FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler:Taha, to his own thugs]]: --->''You are all a bunch of useless dipshits.'' * GayParee * GiantMook: Yeti. * GoGoEnslavement: Lola. * [[spoiler:GovernmentConspiracy: the theft of the bomb was engineered by the government to wipe out the slums]]. * GroinAttack * [[spoiler:NeutronBomb]] * ImprovisedWeapon: several, but a detached steering wheel deserves a mention. * IWantThemAlive: cause of the opening ChaseScene. * KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example, when after one too many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks [[spoiler: gun down Taha and immediately recognise [[TheDragon K2]] as their new leader]]. * LeParkour: David Belle, one of the founders of parkour, plays the hero. He [[TheCastShowOff shows off his skills]]. * LesCopsSportif: A rare literal example in Damien. * OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:President Evil]]. * ThirteenIsUnlucky * TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Man, the world is really fucked up in... 2010? But... actually, that's about right. * WalkingShirtlessScene: It's entirely possible David Belle spends less time wearing a shirt than not. Becomes unintentionally hysterical. * WireDilemma: the code for the bomb. * WithMyHandsTied * YouHaveFailedMe: Taha, repeatedly. [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] when as soon as it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's lost all his money, his mooks turn on him.]] !!The sequel provides examples of; * AirVentPassageway: Out of a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''. * BlackHelicopter * BlandNameProduct: A defence contractor called "Harriburton". ''Subtle.'' * BraidsOfAction Tao’s [[RapunzelHair knee-length ponytail]] has a blade fastened into it which she uses as an EpicFlail. * BrassBalls: One gangster informs the victim of a GroinAttack that it wouldn’t have hurt him; "mine are like concrete". * BriefcaseFullOfMoney * ByTheBookCop: Invoked, but not necessarily achieved; Damien [[DiscussedTrope says]] that “the civil code is my bible”, but if so he seems to be [[CowboyCop more interested in the spirit of the rules than the letter of them...]] * CarCushion: Damien’s SuperWindowJump. * CardboardPrison * TheDragon Roland * EnemyMine: [[spoiler:All the rival gangs decide to team up to stop the destruction of B13.]] * EscalatingWar: Between the gangs and police * FacelessMooks: The DISS goons * FiringInTheAirALot: In the opening pan across the anarchy that is B13 * GangOfHats: Several of these [[EnemyMine team up]], including {{Generic Ethnic Crime Gang}}s of Africans, Arabs and Chinese, a gang of UsefulNotes/{{skinheads}} and [[MoreDakka a gang of gun-runners]]. The [[TheDon heads]] of these form a FiveTokenBand with Leito for the final showdown. * GeneralRipper: The Big Bad * GetIntoJailFree: Leito, to free Damien * HarmlessLadyDisguise: Damien disguises himself as [[spoiler:a stripper]]. * HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: TheDragon is literally brought to his knees via a GroinAttack from Damien and is humiliated by each of the Gang Bosses as they pass by him. The BigBad is disarmed by the heroes when he tries to use the President as a hostage and then receives a beatdown from each of the Gang Bosses before being rolled up in a rug.]] * InformationWantsToBeFree * {{Introdump}}: The gang parlay. * KnowledgeBroker: Tao * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Roland suggests this, but [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Damien points out]] that you don’t get to decide when "the rules" apply and when they don’t. * LetsYouAndHimFight: The BigBad's plan is to incite a war between the gangs and the police in order to justify clearing them out. * MacheteMayhem: We’re told this is Molko’s WeaponOfChoice, [[InformedAttribute but he never seems to use one]]. * MookChivalry * NippleAndDimed: Tao’s outfit involves a see-through top and some well-placed "pasties". * OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:A nice-but-ineffectual mixture of President Personable and President Focus Group, he spends most of his time flip-flopping over whether to go along with the EvilChancellor's scheme or not.]] * SheFu / WaifFu: Tao, involving the most extreme example of a TomboyishPonytail ever; see BraidsOfAction. * StateSec: The DISS * UseYourHead: Skinhead Karl, who can "destroy cars with his head". ----
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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 NeutronBomb 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 LeParkour 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. Is not a sequel to {{District9}}. ---- !! The first movie provides examples of: * BadBoss: Taha. * {{Badass}}: Most of the characters. * BoxedCrook: Leito. Although he has his own motives to help the police. * BullfightBoss: Yeti * CarCushion: One of the baddies lands on one in the first major chase scene. * ChainedHeat: Damien pretends to be a crook to get in with Leito, who works it out straight away and leaves him handcuffed to a steering wheel. * ChickMagnet: There are only three female characters across the two films that really have any role to speak of. Of those, two unashamedly hit on Damien and the third's his girlfriend. * DamselInDistress * TheDragon: K2. * {{Dystopia}} * TheDogBitesBack: Taha's mooks. * EngineeredPublicConfession * FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler:Taha, to his own thugs]]: --->''You are all a bunch of useless dipshits.'' * GayParee * GiantMook: Yeti. * GoGoEnslavement: Lola. * [[spoiler:GovernmentConspiracy: the theft of the bomb was engineered by the government to wipe out the slums]]. * GroinAttack * [[spoiler:NeutronBomb]] * ImprovisedWeapon: several, but a detached steering wheel deserves a mention. * IWantThemAlive: cause of the opening ChaseScene. * KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example, when after one too many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks [[spoiler: gun down Taha and immediately recognise [[TheDragon K2]] as their new leader]]. * LeParkour: David Belle, one of the founders of parkour, plays the hero. He [[TheCastShowOff shows off his skills]]. * LesCopsSportif: A rare literal example in Damien. * OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:President Evil]]. * ThirteenIsUnlucky * TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Man, the world is really fucked up in... 2010? But... actually, that's about right. * WalkingShirtlessScene: It's entirely possible David Belle spends less time wearing a shirt than not. Becomes unintentionally hysterical. * WireDilemma: the code for the bomb. * WithMyHandsTied * YouHaveFailedMe: Taha, repeatedly. [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] when as soon as it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's lost all his money, his mooks turn on him.]] !!The sequel provides examples of; * AirVentPassageway: Out of a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''. * BlackHelicopter * BlandNameProduct: A defence contractor called "Harriburton". ''Subtle.'' * BraidsOfAction Tao’s [[RapunzelHair knee-length ponytail]] has a blade fastened into it which she uses as an EpicFlail. * BrassBalls: One gangster informs the victim of a GroinAttack that it wouldn’t have hurt him; "mine are like concrete". * BriefcaseFullOfMoney * ByTheBookCop: Invoked, but not necessarily achieved; Damien [[DiscussedTrope says]] that “the civil code is my bible”, but if so he seems to be [[CowboyCop more interested in the spirit of the rules than the letter of them...]] * CarCushion: Damien’s SuperWindowJump. * CardboardPrison * TheDragon Roland * EnemyMine: [[spoiler:All the rival gangs decide to team up to stop the destruction of B13.]] * EscalatingWar: Between the gangs and police * FacelessMooks: The DISS goons * FiringInTheAirALot: In the opening pan across the anarchy that is B13 * GangOfHats: Several of these [[EnemyMine team up]], including {{Generic Ethnic Crime Gang}}s of Africans, Arabs and Chinese, a gang of UsefulNotes/{{skinheads}} and [[MoreDakka a gang of gun-runners]]. The [[TheDon heads]] of these form a FiveTokenBand with Leito for the final showdown. * GeneralRipper: The Big Bad * GetIntoJailFree: Leito, to free Damien * HarmlessLadyDisguise: Damien disguises himself as [[spoiler:a stripper]]. * HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: TheDragon is literally brought to his knees via a GroinAttack from Damien and is humiliated by each of the Gang Bosses as they pass by him. The BigBad is disarmed by the heroes when he tries to use the President as a hostage and then receives a beatdown from each of the Gang Bosses before being rolled up in a rug.]] * InformationWantsToBeFree * {{Introdump}}: The gang parlay. * KnowledgeBroker: Tao * LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Roland suggests this, but [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Damien points out]] that you don’t get to decide when "the rules" apply and when they don’t. * LetsYouAndHimFight: The BigBad's plan is to incite a war between the gangs and the police in order to justify clearing them out. * MacheteMayhem: We’re told this is Molko’s WeaponOfChoice, [[InformedAttribute but he never seems to use one]]. * MookChivalry * NippleAndDimed: Tao’s outfit involves a see-through top and some well-placed "pasties". * OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:A nice-but-ineffectual mixture of President Personable and President Focus Group, he spends most of his time flip-flopping over whether to go along with the EvilChancellor's scheme or not.]] * SheFu / WaifFu: Tao, involving the most extreme example of a TomboyishPonytail ever; see BraidsOfAction. * StateSec: The DISS * UseYourHead: Skinhead Karl, who can "destroy cars with his head". ----[[redirect:Film/Banlieue13]]
7th Feb '13 3:27:54 PM CPFMfan
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Is not a sequel to {{District9}}.
9th Dec '12 3:23:15 PM johnnye
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* KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example in the [[spoiler: first]] movie, when after one too many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks gun down [[spoiler: Taha]] and immediately recognise [[spoiler: [[TheDragon K2]]]] as their new leader.
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* KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example in the [[spoiler: first]] movie, example, when after one too many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks gun down [[spoiler: Taha]] gun down Taha and immediately recognise [[spoiler: [[TheDragon K2]]]] K2]] as their new leader.leader]].
9th Dec '12 1:49:36 PM Mandolin
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* KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example in the [[spoiler: first]] movie, when after one to many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks gun down [[spoiler: Taha]] and immediately recognise [[spoiler: [[TheDragon K2]]]] as their new leader.
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* KlingonPromotion: An unusually democratic example in the [[spoiler: first]] movie, when after one to too many [[YouHaveFailedMe impromptu executions]] and [[spoiler: the loss of all his operating funds]], the assembled mooks gun down [[spoiler: Taha]] and immediately recognise [[spoiler: [[TheDragon K2]]]] as their new leader.
25th Jul '12 8:23:54 AM ccoa
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Pettanko is a fanspeak term and useful note - it shouldn't be used as a trope.
* NippleAndDimed: [[{{Pettanko}} Tao]]’s outfit involves a see-through top and some well-placed "pasties".
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* NippleAndDimed: [[{{Pettanko}} Tao]]’s Tao’s outfit involves a see-through top and some well-placed "pasties".
18th Jan '12 5:12:03 AM johnnye
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* AirVentPassageway: From a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''.
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* AirVentPassageway: From Out of a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''.

* ByTheBookCop: Damien [[DiscussedTrope says]] that “the civil code is my bible”, but if so he seems to be [[CowboyCop more interested in the spirit of the rules than the letter of them...]]
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* ByTheBookCop: Invoked, but not necessarily achieved; Damien [[DiscussedTrope says]] that “the civil code is my bible”, but if so he seems to be [[CowboyCop more interested in the spirit of the rules than the letter of them...]]
8th Jan '12 3:41:05 AM Roy
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* TheDragon: K2.
31st Dec '11 7:02:20 PM LouieW
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* AirVentEscape: From a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''.
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* AirVentEscape: AirVentPassageway: From a ''[[CardboardPrison prison]]''.
30th Dec '11 5:18:53 PM khalini
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Moved to YMMV.


* CriticalDissonance: Received an awful critical reception in France, but didn't do too badly in the box office. * CrowningMomentOfFunny: "Start chewing."

* CriticalDissonance: Received an awful critical reception in France, but didn't do too badly in the box office. * CrowningMomentOfFunny: "Start chewing."

* [[spoiler:AntiClimaxBoss: Roland.]] Damien tells the others to "LeaveHimToMe", they square up, Damien [[CrackingUp cracks his joints]]... [[spoiler:and then takes him out with a single [[GroinAttack kick to the crotch]].]]
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