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District 13

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanApr 5, 2010 2:11 AM


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I wasn't feeling well today (flu), so I decided to see what was in Netflix. I ended up watching Luc Besson's District 13. It's an action film without the typical special effects, rather, it hinges on the main actors' mastery of parkour. Here's a YouTube clip of a sequence which illustrates the parkour techniques: Much more like an Asian martial arts flick than a Western action movie. Highly recommended for these sorts of sequences. Here's an article in The New Yorker about parkour.

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