French writer-director Romain Gavras wants your attention, and like Karim, the fiery youth at the heart of his third feature "Athena," he's willing to go to extreme lengths to get it.

Within "Athena's" first ten minutes we witness a tense press conference erupt into violence, a raid on a police station by angry youths and a thrilling race back to their urban fortress with pillaged goods. Only after a barrage of breathless action and mind-boggling camerawork, when they mount the barricades in victory, does the director decide to call cut.

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