Can't Wait For Fast 9? 'Lost Bullet' Looks Just As Nuts

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The automotive action in this French Netflix crime thriller looks spectacular.

Fast & Furious fans were understandably disappointed when Fast 9 was delayed until April 2021, nearly a full year later than its originally-planned May 2020 release. By now, we would have found out how Han cheated death in Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift. To help ease the wait, several Fast & Furious films are available to stream on Netflix right now.

But there are also some car-focused Netflix original films you may have overlooked. 'Wheelman,' for example takes place almost entirely inside a getaway driver's Porsche 911 Carrera RS. Alternatively, Michael Bay's '6 Underground' opens with an incredibly destructive 20-minute car chase starring an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

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Now, 'Lost Bullet' can be added to that list of essential original Netflix car films you need to see. Essentially, this is a French version of Fast & Furious. Directed by Guillaume Pierret, 'Lost Bullet' centers on "a genius mechanic with a criminal past" who is framed for murder.

The only way he can prove his innocence is by tracking down a bullet linked to the crime located inside a missing car. It's a simple plot that's used to stage some impressive automotive action scenes. Replacing Dominic Toretto's Dodge Charger as the star car of the film is a red Renault 21 Turbo.

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If you couldn't already tell, 'Lost Bullet' has a much smaller budget than the recent Fast & Furious films, but that doesn't mean you should write it off.

The French film makes up for its modest budget with some spectacular, well-staged car chases and auto stunts. In one scene you can watch in the trailer, the Renault 21 Turbo is fitted with a Mad Max-style ram bar, which is used to rip off the rear axle of a police car and flip it over. Best of all, every stunt looks like it was done practically without the use of CGI, unlike the recent Fast & Furious films. Starring Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Ramzy Bedia, 'Lost Bullet' is available to stream on Netflix now.

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