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Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
is a 2014 English-language French-Canadian crime-thriller film starring Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, also starring Goûchy Boy, Catalina Denis
Catalina Denis
and Carlo Rota. The film was directed by Camille Delamarre and written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen and Bibi Naceri. It is a remake of the 2004 French film District 13, in which Belle had also starred.[5][6] Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
was released on April 25, 2014, five months after Walker's death on November 30, 2013 and has a dedication to him at the start of the credits. This was Walker's penultimate film, and was followed by his final film appearance in Furious 7
Furious 7
(2015).[7]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Release 5 Reception 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit] In 2018, in a dystopian, futuristic Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, city officials built a colossal containment wall that is 40 FT tall and has been constructed around this area known as the projects, or the "no go zone" to protect the rest of the city. Police monitor all movement in and out of Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
in which schools and hospitals in this dangerous area are shut down. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker), every day is a battle against corruption after the death of his father. For French-Caribbean ex-convict Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Lino starred in District B13 in which he continues his role of a muscular man that is a master of building hoping, fighting, and acrobatics which brings excitement and action to the movie. Damien maintains a charming, intelligent, and consistent character throughout the film. When drug kingpin Tremaine Alexander (RZA) kidnaps Lino's girlfriend and holds her captive as Lino stole a massive amount of heroin and emptied it down a bathtub, Damien reluctantly accepts Lino's help and together they struggle to save Lino's girlfriend and stop a sinister plot that involves a stolen bomb set to destroy the entire city. Initially Lino was deceived by trusted police officials as he was under the assumption that Tremaine was wanted for being a highly dangerous criminal. Lino was not aware that Tremaine had been making payments to the police station as police officials were corrupt. Formerly trusted police officials allow Tremaine to leave with Lino's girlfriend and lock Lino up in a prison cell. Lino kills a police official in attempt to escape and save his girlfriend. Lino is put in the back of a police van where he meets Damien, an under cover cop playing the role of another prisoner. Damien uncuffs his handcuffs, throws the police out of the car, and then helps Lino to escape. At first, Damien and Lino fight both verbally and physically, but they quickly learn how to work together for the greater good. Moreover, there is also some girl fighting action between Lino's Spanish waitress girlfriend and Tremaine's assistant that portrays herself to be bisexual. To overcome Tremaine is not an easy task as he is an incredibly powerful leader with an army of heavily armed individuals ready to protect him at any cost. Eventually, with the help of Lino and Tremaine, Damien realizes at the end of the film that his father was killed by his fellow officers that he trusted and that the mayor of Detroit
Detroit
was behind the plot. Damien, Lino and Tremaine confront the mayor and manage to prove his true intentions and have him publicly humiliated on the news after compromising plotting an attack on Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
precedence and then he is arrested. Brick Mansions is welcomed back into the city, with Damien and Lino continuing their friendship. Tremaine runs for mayor of Detroit
Detroit
2018 while promoting the idea of equality and freedom. Cast[edit]

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
as Damien Collier David Belle
David Belle
as Lino Duppre RZA
RZA
as Tremaine Alexander Gouchy Boy as K2 Catalina Denis
Catalina Denis
as Lola Carlo Rota
Carlo Rota
as George the Greek Carolina Bartczak as Nurse Clara [8] Kwasi Songui as Big Cecil Robert Maillet
Robert Maillet
as Yeti Ayisha Issa as Rayzah Richard Zeman as Reno Bruce Ramsay as Mayor Andreas Apergis as Berringer Ryan Trudeau as Floyd Chimwemwe Miller as the Accountant Kwasi Songui as Big Cecil Carolina Bartczak as Nurse Clara Danny Blanco as Business man Jade Hassoune as Peter Kalinka Patrie as Mayors Assistant Ron Lea as Lieutenant Bruce Dinsmore as Business man Anatoly Zinoviev as the Mute Abdul Ayoola as the computer cop Tristan D. Lalla as a thug Frank The Mobster as T.Rex Mizinga Mwinga as cop Holden Wang as the Chinese father Raphael Grosz-Harvey as the city hall recruit Allan Fawcett as Older military Mark Comacho as business man

Production[edit] Principal photography
Principal photography
began on April 30, 2013, and the film was released in 2014 by EuropaCorp. Relativity Media
Relativity Media
distributed the film.[5] Following Walker's death, the North American release was scheduled for February and French release for April 23.[6][9] On February 6 2014, Relativity and EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp
announced a move to April 25, 2014 as a release date for the film, along with paying the cost of the film’s world premiere and distribution.[10] Release[edit] The first official trailer was released on February 13, 2014, featuring the DJ Snake
DJ Snake
and Lil Jon
Lil Jon
song "Turn Down for What".[11] The second full trailer was released on March 20, 2014.[12] Reception[edit] Reviews for Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
have been generally negative. Rotten Tomatoes gives a 26% rating based on 88 reviews. The site's consensus states, "Choppily edited and largely bereft of plot, Brick Mansions wastes a likable cast on a pointless remake of the far more entertaining District 13."[13] Metacritic
Metacritic
gives the film a 40/100 rating, based on 28 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14] [15] Rodman states in her article "Camille Delamarre's "Brick Mansions" is an English-language remake of the French director Pierre Morel's action thriller "District B-13," which was released in the United States in 2004. This watered-down American version, similar in many forms, is a huge disappointment". [16] The Guardian states "to be honest, Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
is not a great film – it kind of skimps on the parkour, the main reason why anyone went to see District 13." However, some critics have been more positive. Isaac Feldberg of We Got This Covered called the film "a highly entertaining action thriller". He also remarked, "If Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
is to serve as his [Paul Walker's] final work, it's relieving, at least, to know that it's his best, and an appropriately sensational capstone to a career built on pulse-pounding, jaw-dropping action spectaculars." Variety's Justin Chang added that the film was "propulsively entertaining." [17] A movie critic states in her article "The movie itself makes that impossible to forget. There are cars all over the movie - car chases, car crashes, crazy driving, a scene of Walker hanging from a speeding car, and even a scene of Walker and another guy going 130 kilometres an hour when the brakes and the steering give out." [18] an author from the New York Times states in his article "this movie, a remake of the 2004 French franchise-starter District B13, can be enjoyably crazy in its hectic, cartoonish way." See also[edit]

District 13: Ultimatum – sequel to the original (District 13). The film, directed by Patrick Alessandrin and written and produced by Luc Besson (who also wrote and produced the first film), sees parkour artists David Belle
David Belle
and Cyril Raffaelli reprising their original roles of Leïto and Damien.[19]

References[edit]

^ BRICK MANSIONS British Board of Film Classification ^ https://en.unifrance.org/movie/36270/brick-mansions ^ 'Other Woman' to take down mighty 'Captain America' at box office - Los Angeles Times ^ " Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
(2014)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014.  ^ a b "Filming begin of Brick Mansions". studiosystemnews.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013.  ^ a b "'Brick Mansions', le reboot US de 'Banlieue 13' avec Paul Walker, sortira finalement en France
France
le 23 avril 2013" (in French). AlloCiné. January 13, 2014.  ^ Brandt, Jaclyn (January 10, 2013). "'Homeland' Actor May Be Replacing Paul Walker
Paul Walker
In Film". Contact Music.com.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430612/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast ^ Busch, Anita (December 2, 2013). "Other Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Movies Headed To Big Screen Cautious Over How To Proceed: 'We Need A Bit Of Time'". Deadline Hollywood.  ^ Sneider, Jeff (6 February 2014). "Paul Walker's Action Movie 'Brick Mansions' Gets New Release Date From Relativity". thewrap.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.  ^ Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Action Movie HD - YouTube ^ Enk, Bryan (20 March 2014). "'Brick Mansions' Trailer Shows Off Paul Walker's Most Physical Role". yahoo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2014.  ^ Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
at Rotten Tomatoes ^ Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
at Metacritic ^ Jennifer, Rodman. (May 1, 2014). " Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
disappoints tenants." Retrieved from: Go Gale. ^ Pulver, Andrew. (May 8, 2014). Final Act: What Happens When a Film Turns Out to be a Star's Last. Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/08/paul-walker-phillip-seymour-hoffman-dead-stars-who-live-again ^ Lasalle, M., (April 25, 2014). Brick Mansions' saving grace: Walker's in it Retrieved from: Chronicle-Herald ^ Scott, A.O. (April 25, 2014). A Rocket Is Aimed at Detroit
Detroit
(Run! Jump!). Retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/movies/paul-walker-stars-in-the-action-remake-brick-mansions.html ^ " Banlieue 13 ultimatum: Casting complet" (in French). AlloCiné. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links[edit]

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Luc Besson

Directed

Le Dernier Combat
Le Dernier Combat
(1983) Subway (1985) The Big Blue
The Big Blue
(1988) Nikita (1990) Atlantis (1991) Léon: The Professional (1994) The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element
(1997) The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) Angel-A
Angel-A
(2005) Arthur and the Invisibles
Arthur and the Invisibles
(2006) Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
(2009) Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) The Lady (2011) The Family (2013) Lucy (2014) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
(2017) Anna (2018)

Produced

Le Dernier Combat
Le Dernier Combat
(1983) Subway (1985) Atlantis (1991) Cold Moon
Cold Moon
(1991) Nil by Mouth (1997) Taxi (1998) Taxi 2
Taxi 2
(2000) Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon
(2001) Wasabi (2001) La Turbulence des fluides (2002) The Transporter
The Transporter
(2002) Fanfan la Tulipe (2003) Les Côtelettes
Les Côtelettes
(2003) Michel Vaillant (2003) Taxi 3
Taxi 3
(2003) District 13 (2004) Taxi (2004) Revolver (2005) The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) Transporter 2
Transporter 2
(2005) Unleashed (2005) Angel-A
Angel-A
(2005) Arthur and the Invisibles
Arthur and the Invisibles
(2006) Bandidas
Bandidas
(2006) Love and Other Disasters
Love and Other Disasters
(2006) Nuovomondo
Nuovomondo
(2006) Tell No One
Tell No One
(2006) The Secret (2007) Taxi 4
Taxi 4
(2007) Hitman (2007) Taken (2008) Transporter 3
Transporter 3
(2008) District 13: Ultimatum (2009) Home (2009) Staten Island (2009) Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
(2009) Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) From Paris with Love (2010) 22 Bullets
22 Bullets
(2010) Colombiana
Colombiana
(2011) The Source (2011) A Monster in Paris
A Monster in Paris
(2011) The Lady (2011) Lockout (2012) Taken 2
Taken 2
(2012) No Limit (2012) Collison (2013) Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013) 3 Days to Kill
3 Days to Kill
(2013) The Family (2013) Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
(2014) The Homesman
The Homesman
(2014) Taken 3
Taken 3
(2015) The Transporter
The Transporter
Refueled (2015) The Warriors Gate
The Warriors Gate
(2016) Renegades (2016) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
(2017) Taxi 5
Taxi 5
(2018) Anna (2018)

Written

Taxi (1998) Taxi 2
Taxi 2
(2000) Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss of the Dragon
(2001) Wasabi (2001) Yamakasi (2001) The Transporter
The Transporter
(2002) Fanfan la Tulipe (2003) Taxi 3
Taxi 3
(2003) Michel Vaillant (2003) Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004) District 13 (2004) Revolver (2005) Transporter 2
Transporter 2
(2005) Unleashed (2005) Angel-A
Angel-A
(2005) Bandidas
Bandidas
(2006) Taxi 4
Taxi 4
(2007) Taken (2008) Transporter 3
Transporter 3
(2008) District 13: Ultimatum (2009) From Paris with Love (2010) Colombiana
Colombiana
(2011) Lockout (2012) Taken 2
Taken 2
(2012) 3 Days to Kill
3 Days to Kill
(2014) Brick Mansions
Brick Mansions
(2014) Lucy (2014) Taken 3
Taken 3
(2015) The Transporter
The Transporter
Refueled (2015) The Warriors Gate
The Warriors Gate
(2016) Renegades (2017) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
(2017) Anna (2018)

TV series

No Limit (2012-2015) Taxi Brooklyn
Taxi Brooklyn
(2014) Taken (2017)

See also

Film

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