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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Andy Patrizio, Sep 10, 2005.
Does anyone know what movie this is from? That shirtless guy is the new Jackie Chan.
I have't seen thhis movie yet but my guess is Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior.
I'm not sure what film that is from, but it's not Ong Bak.
Not completely sure what film it is (though it's not Ong-Bak), but the guy being chased is doing something called Le Parkour which is essentially a new sport that uses movement in urban landscapes. One of the main proponents is a guy called David Belle. Take a look at either his web site or the one for Le Parkour. Loads of videos of some insane stuff these guys pull off.
A new film called Banlieu 13 is being shown at Toronto Filmfest that stars David Belle. Haven't heard anything specific about it, but it should be filled with this kind of thing...
That is from Banlieu 13.
There are a couple of movies dealing with this extreme sport of parkour: environment jumping/scaling/racing. YAMAKASI (2001), was also produced by Besson. More recent is LES FILS DU VENT (literally "wire of the wind" - 2004) but the english title is THE GREAT CHALLENGE.
Thanks for confirming that David. I've been wondering if that was the case since I first saw the clip, but hadn't found anything pointing to the movie.
Looks like fun, but to be picky - how the hell do the persuers keep staying close to this guy? He jumps from window to window and down floors to other balconies and, bam, these guys chasing him are right there anyway!
Or maybe I shouldn't be overly concerned about that kind of thing with this movie...
Was wondering the same thing. Plus he was pretty familiar with the building and area since he was blindly jumping out of windows and over ledges. And why the hell did his persuers not try that last jump? They had no problem blindly leaping after him before.
Anyways, I might check out the movie if the other scenes are just as good. Can anyone recommend this movie? If anything I wanna see what other moves they stole from me.
You can order it on dvd from HK FLIX (According to CHUD)
. Ultimately the movie tries to be more than mindless action, with the two leads spouting impossibly concise speeches about the responsibilities of government. For a few moments when the punches stop and the posturing begins, it feels like an episode of Dragnet. But it's still a crackerjack piece of entertainment, and I definitely recommend it as such.
Banlieue 13 is only currently legitimately available with English subs on an R3 disc, with an unsubbed BTS feature and the trailer as added features. Hopefully it will get an uncut US theatrical release; it would definitely be a hoot to see it with an enthusiastic crowd.