Watch: Yamakasi – Les samouraïs des temps modernes 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – Gravity or Police, these guys don’t believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they’re hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais. With acrobatic skillfulness and adrenaline pumping belief in their own immortality, they throw themselves out from incredible heights, and jump from roof to roof. Locked doors and “No Trespassing”-signs become irresistible challenges. But one day, whilst mimicking one of the Yamakasi’s more dangerous stunts, a young fan gets injured. Only one operation can save the boy, an operation that his family can’t afford..
Plot: Yamakasi – Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in order to pay off medical bills for a kid injured copying their techniques.
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Not so Bad Action Showcase
Many of my fellow commentators who were overly critical of Yamakasi miss the point of the film (and in some cases some important details of the plot). The motivation behind this film was to showcase free running/parkour as a new action style Besson had already used similar stunts in Taxi 2 and later developed the idea into the quite palatable action flick Banlieue 13 (District 13B). The story of the film is merely a framework around which the stunt sequences could be moulded. However, it is important to understand some plot points: – The French Police do, unfortunately, have a reputation for being racist. – Parkour is a sub-culture born in the poor suburbs, so the runners are likely to have negative feelings towards the authorities. If they had been depicted as goodie-two-shoes, the story would be unrealistic and the rebellious free runners most likely would not have participated. – French society is elitist and arrogance of the ones on top towards those at the bottom is not unheard of. – The little boy had a heart condition and the exertion of climbing the tree caused a cardiac crisis that made a transplantation the only option to save him. – Trade in human organs is highly illegal in Europe, the doctor is suspect for suggesting it (using these channels could cost him his job, so probably he will get a fat commission out of the deal, or he wouldn’t risk it). His callous behaviour brands him as one of the bad guys. – The people robbed by the yamakasi run the illegal organ trade behind the facade of a charity, so basically the yamakasi are stealing from the criminals, so that they can pay them for the illegal donor heart. Thus, in their view, nobody loses except they themselves for risking arrest. – Non Hollywood films often do not explain the blatantly obvious.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (Denmark)
Genre Action, Drama, Crime
Director Ariel Zeitoun, Julien Seri
Writer Luc Besson, Philippe Lyon, Julien Seri
Actors Châu Belle Dinh, Williams Belle, Malik Diouf
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 2,562 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)