Banlieue 13 (13th District)


Paris, 2010.

Faced with rampant crime...

in certain suburbs,

or barrios...

the government authorized...

the construction

of an isolation wall...

around cities classified

as high risk.

Come on. Let's go.

I'm starving.

They ain't ready yet.

[People speaking French on TV]

OK, they're ready.

Help yourself. Go on.

I must have an effect

on you fags, huh?

I step out of my car...

and you already have the trap.

We don't want no sh*t here, K2.

What are you talking about?

It's just a friendly visit.

That's all it is.

Ah, smells good here, too.



Want some?

So... is the boss around?

We ain't seen him today.

That's OK.

I don't mind waiting.

Come on. Relax.

Go on. Search me.

I ain't armed.

Clean as a choirboy.

Look, we don't

want to shoot.

You better go back.

What's with you guys?

We're stuck in zones.

We can't communicate.

For once we're together,

and you get nervous and shy.

We don't feel like talking...

so get moving, will ya?

The boss ain't here,

and we told ya.

If you want, we'll tell him you were here.

It's really nice of you.

Anyone got a piece of paper?

I'll leave him a number

where he can reach me.

No? I'll write it on the wall.

Won't get lost that way.

Nothing on the wall.

I forgot, this is Mr. Clean's

apartment building.

Real fancy guy

your boss is, huh?

Yeah. It hurts you

to see a building's...

still standing in this

shithouse of a city.

Well, me, I think it's great.

Makes the city more lively.

So, where do I write the number?

Gimme your hand.

Gimme your hand, I said.

If I was going to cut ya...

I'd have done it

a long time ago.

Look at him.

Armed to the teeth...

and he's scared of a pen.

OK. Don't worry, man.

I'm not going

to press hard.

Why do you want to see Leto?

He's got some stuff I want.

Things that belong to me.

There we go.

Now you got a good reason

not to wash.

That was a nice,

friendly visit...

don't you think so?

Why don't we shake on it, huh?

What's your name?

- Tarik.

- Tarik. Let's shake.

That's better.

Don't be afraid.

Ah, this is worth a picture.

I wish I had my camera.

- Right, guys?

- Smile. Come on.

It's OK.

They're with me.

Oh? So you feel like talking

all of a sudden?

But it's too late.

You go up the stairs.

I'll take the elevator.

For once, it's not broken.



[Speaking Spanish]

Call downstairs.

The elevator's coming.

You could do it

yourself, you know.

Tarik, who's coming up?

Tarik? F***ing thing

never works right.

[Speaking Spanish]

Hey, move it, man.

We got visitors.

Look, if I don't

watch the end...

I won't be able

to follow tomorrow.

Tarik, would you say something?


- Tarik?

- Sh*t, the picture's gone.

Hurry. Fix the antenna.

Hey, I ain't your n*gger.

You do it, man.

Tarik, will you answer me?

[Woman speaking Spanish on TV]

You're too worked up, man.

It's probably the food

being delivered.

That's bullshit.

Since when do they...

deliver an hour early, huh?

You're such a pessimist.

Leto's apartment.

You wouldn't know

the number, huh?

It's 14.


Son of a b*tch.

There ain't no numbers

on the doors.

Get 'em all open.

I'm looking for Leto.

It's not here.

I swear.

Then tell me

where it is, a**hole.

Down the hall and left.

He's got his name on the door.

You're coming with me.

I don't trust signs.

Come on.

Go right!


Through the door!

Whoa! What are you trying to do?

Get me killed?

Alive, remember.

Taha wants 'em alive.


On three.

One, two...

Get the bastard!

Get it open.

Oh, no!

Come on! Move!

The roof! Hurry!

Stupid f***.

There he is!


Stop me if I'm wrong.

At 8:
00, you get ripped off.

Twenty kilos of powder.

At 9:
00, you know who did it

and you go get it back.

- How many were you?

- Ten, twelve.

Ten, twelve, huh?

At about noon, seven of you

come back empty-handed.

Anything else?

Well, we could've iced the guy...

but you wanted him alive, sir.

Well, that's fantastic.

Before long...

it'll be my fault.

Oh, that's not

what I wanted to say.

He's like, uh... like a bar of soap. He's...

Ah, is that so?

Well, yeah.

Let's see... fifty a gram, twenty kilos.

Don't bother counting.

It's a million.

In Euros.

That's very expensive soap, huh?

So. Which one of you

has a suggestion for me...

so he doesn't slip away again?

Wait! I... I got an idea.

Ah, K2.

That's great.

Go on.

Well, since it was Leto

who dumped all the dope...

then he's got to give us

the cash for it.

That's just common sense.

I asked you for an idea.

- Wait! Hold on.

- Go on.

His sister Lola.

Leto's sister works

at the supermarket.

If we've got her...

he won't stay

in hiding for long.

That's what I call an idea.

Go and get her.

We'll be right out.

Come on.

Boss wants to see you.

The boss is waiting, I said,

you heard, so get off your ass.

He never comes in on Tuesday.

I'm not talking

about that scumbag.

I mean my boss and yours... Taha.

Taha can go f*** himself.

What the f*** is wrong

with everyone today?

Get in there.

Hey, K2.

Is she me birthday present?

Well, I'd love a piece of her.

She looks just my size.

- F*** off.

- Watch your hands.

Hey, we got to search her, huh?

We already did.

She's clean.

Come on. Share the wealth.

Leave us her panties.

When I come back,

I'll bite your balls off.

I got other plans

for your mouth.

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Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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