Jean Dujardin in Red Band Trailer for Crime Thriller 'The Connection'
by Ethan Anderton
March 5, 2015
Last year, we were teased with a trailer for the crime thriller La French, or The Connection as it's come to be called in the United States. Following a premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist) was picked up by Drafthouse Films for a release in the US this year. And now the European flipside to William Friedkin's classic The French Connection has just unveiled a red band teaser trailer. It's a stylish 70s set crime thriller following the exploits of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) as he tries to dismantle the drug smuggling ring called The French Connection.
Here's the red band teaser trailer for Cédric Jimenez's The Connection from ComingSoon:
The Connection (also known as La French) is directed by Cédric Jimenez (Aux Yeux de Tous) who also co-wrote the script with Audrey Diwan. Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) is relentless in his 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). Though the fearless and tenacious Michel will stop at nothing to ensure the crime ring's demise, "La French" always seems one step ahead, forcing Michel to choose between continuing to wage his war or ensuring his family's safety. Drafthouse Films will release the film in limited theaters early this summer on May 15th.