Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary “transporter” who moves goods—human or otherwise—from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names—Frank doesn’t want to know whom he’s working for, or what he’s transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank’s newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he’s done in the past. He’s been hired by an American known only as “Wall Street” to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank’s steadfast adherence to his other two rules—which make up his basic code of survival—also quickly fails, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing that Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken. –IMDb
Louis Leterrier (born June 17, 1973) is a French film director whose films include the first two Transporter movies, Unleashed (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Clash of the Titans (2010).
Leterrier was born in Paris, the son of director François Leterrier. He was guided artistically by his mother. Leterrier was at first a drummer for a music group before experimenting with short films. At the age of 18, after some training in advertising and publicity, he left France to study cinema at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
In 1997, he assisted Jean-Pierre Jeunet on the set of Alien Resurrection. On returning to France, he worked with Luc Besson on the production of commercials for Internet Club and L’Oréal as well as on the film Joan of Arc. He also collaborated, as the second assistant director, with Alain Chabat on the production of Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002).
Later in 2002, Louis Leterrier directed The Transporter, an… read more
Un film d'azione non necessita di una trama elaborata. Nemmeno però così inconsistente.
I could fill worlds with the amount of ejaculate I produced during the nut-twirling oil fight. Statham is the greatest bald man of all time.
It's funny: when this film came out, Jason Statham was an unknown quantity as an action star and people relentlessly made fun of the cheesy trailers. Yet now most of us wish Hollywood action flicks circa 2011 were this good. Jason Statham and the French detective have an interesting relationship and clever banter; Shu Qi is freakin' cute; and Cory Yuen keeps the hard-hitting action coming. Sorry, I like this flick.