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I have been waiting for the sequel and it is finally out: Banlieue 13 – Ultimatum follows up on the original Luc Besson film District 13. Besides being a thrilling story involving corrupt government officials trying to nuke part of their capitol to get rid of the gangs and violence, the original film had the first example I had ever seen of parkour, or free running, now an internationally recognized sport. This allowed them to shoot many of the action scenes without wires or special effects, and still have them turn out amazing.