Saturday, December 04, 2004

"Banlieue 13" banned from Brussels major complex

In the sort of publicity that many films would dearly pay for, the latest Luc Besson production "Banlieue 13" (Suburb 13) has been banned from Brussels largest cinema complex Kinepolis. The stylish, acrobatic gang movie written by Bibi Naceri ("La mentale/The Code") and Besson and directed by Pierre Morel fell foul of the complex which has had problems with young gangs and preferred not to create further tension. "Banlieue 13" is showing at other complexes that belong to the same group in other towns, and has caused no incidents in France where 500,000 people have already seen it in two weeks.

Visit the official site and message board (in French) here.

"Banlieue 13" on Amazon FR
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1 comment:

Michael Leahy said...

Minor update: "Banlieue 13" is now playing 15 times a day in the Cinéma Aventures in downtown Brussels, which must be a record of some sort!