May 19, 2008

Banlieue 13 (District B13): Da Octopuss

For the Le Parkour fans out there (friedman, I'm talking to you) who have seen the movie "Banlieue 13" by Fifth Elementer Luc Besson, I threw together a soundtrack on Imeem. Enjoy.

For those of you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can watch District B13 on Netflix watch instantly, basically its a somewhat violent exposition of gang violence with a crapton of Parkour thrown in. It's enjoyable in the way that Luc Besson movies can be. Fun style, music and great pacing. For those of you who are still scratching their heads, since this was a French movie that didn't see much in the way of international distribution, the soundtrack is impossible to find online or in the states, but it was clearly made. Next time I'm in France, I'll look for it, but when I looked around on Imeem, they had the individual songs so I pulled together the soundtrack into this playlist.

The soundtrack has a fair amount of talentless rap , with some good techno mixed in, which gets pretty industrial at times. "Funki Slow Motion" is probably my favorite. Much of the soundtrack I could leave on the floor, but that and the other Da Octopuss songs are pretty fun. Caveat: It's all in French :-)

Enjoy the soundtrack!

1 comment:

Tarus Balog said...

Are you *sure* they made a soundtrack? I checked at the Virgin Store at La Défense in Paris today and while they had the movie it didn't show up in their database as a soundtrack. It might be out of print.