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District B13

Straight outta France comes this disarmingly entertaining martial arts flick. Set a few years in the future, when Paris' crime-infested immigrant ghettos have been walled off from the rest of the city, the film takes a tattooed vigilante (David Belle) and an undercover cop (Cyril Raffaelli) and sends them on a quest to find a stolen nuclear weapon. The plot is pretty standard-issue, but the action is seriously propulsive. Raffaelli is a former stunt man and Belle is the inventor of the insane urban sport Parkour (also known as freerunning). The results lie somewhere between the acrobatic amazement of Jackie Chan and the streetwise cool of The Fast and the Furious. In French with English subtitles. 85 minutes R.