Jean Dujardin in Crime Thriller 'The Connection' or 'La French' Trailer
Whoa - this looks cool! Oscar winner Jean Dujardin stars in what might be best described as a "reboot" of The French Connection, titled just The Connection in America, but known as La French back in France. Set in Marseille, the same place as French Connection, the film tells an action-heavy story about a French police magistrate who spends six years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings. Sound familiar? At least it doesn't look so bad, seriously. I like the music choices, I like the intense action, it doesn't look too cheesy or comical. I'm interested - what about you? No subtitles included but none needed.
From the TIFF 2014 guide: "Academy Award-winning actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist, The Wolf of Wall Street) stars in this high-octane crime epic chronicling a violent six-year campaign to bring down the kingpin of a major narcotics ring. Director Cédric Jimenez hurls us back to the 1970s for a bold European twist on William Friedkin's action classic The French Connection." The Connection is written & directed by French producer-turned-filmmaker Cédric Jimenez, following up Aux yeux de tous previously. The film will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and is looking for a US distributor. La French, as the film is called in France, already has a December 2014 release there - but nothing here yet. Thoughts?