Géla Babluani’s “13” has been around for a while as far as I can tell, but thanks to the poster marquee power of Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and 50 Cent — okay, not so much Rourke and 50 Cent — the film is now surfacing over in the States. Look for it on DVD soon. Here’s an interesting tidbit: the film is actually a remake of “13 Tzameti” from 2005, which also happens to be directed by … Géla Babluani.
A naive young man assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Starring Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Alexander Skarsgård, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Zayas, Michael Shannon, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, Natasha Lyonne, Sam Riley and directed by Géla Babluani.