The Connection (La French)


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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:135 min.
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jean Dujardin
Gilles Lellouche
Céline Sallette
Mélanie Doutey
Benoît Magimel
Guillaume Gouix
Director:Cédric Jimenez
Produced by:Alain Goldman
Screenwriter:Audrey Diwan
Cédric Jimenez
Cinematography:Laurent Tangy
Editing By:Sophie Reine
Music By:Guillaume Roussel


With riveting action, slick montages, and a rollicking soundtrack, “The Connection” is the rare kind of police procedural that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go. A European take on Gene Hackman’s Popeye Doyle and “The French Connection,” this hard-boiled crime saga takes a page from the playbook of the brilliant thrillers of the 70s. Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) exudes cool playing the real-life Marseille cop who spent years engaged in an obsessive game of cat-and-mouse with the untouchable drug kingpin who turned his city into a drug-riddled nightmare. Eventually he’s forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: continue waging his war, or ensure his family’s safety...before it’s too late. Trading grittiness for an irresistible retro chic, director Cédric Jimenez—fashioning himself as the French answer to Scorsese—delivers an insanely watchable, exquisitely crafted, and brazenly unpredictable epic.