On behalf of Drafthouse Films we are excited to share the new trailer for The Connection, the action-packed European flip side to The French Connection. The film stars Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin and was Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez. This exciting new thriller hits stateside cinemas this summer, arriving on May 15th!
The Connection was entirely shot on 35 mm and is shows the complete opposite side to William Friedkin's masterpiece starring Gene Hackman. A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean "Tany" Zampa (Gilles Lellouche), who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing--including boldly orchestrated drug raids, devastating arrests, and exacting interrogations--to ensure the crime ring's demise, Zampa's "La French" always seems one step ahead.
As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family's safety, before it's too late. The Connection is director and co-writer Cédric Jimenez' second feature film following Aux Yeux de Tous. A native of Marseilles, a city long known for its drug trafficking activities, Jimenez brings a keen knowledge of the place to his latest film. Check out the latest exciting footage from The Connection!