District 13

By Razib Khan | April 4, 2010 10:11 pm

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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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at http://www.razib.com

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