Jean Dujardin in Crime Thriller 'The Connection' or 'La French' Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 26, 2014
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.
Here's the first trailer for Cédric Jimenez's The Connection, or La French, on YouTube (via SlashFilm):
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?
Pretty hardcore. I dig it. Good tune too.
Carpola on Aug 26, 2014
AHHH. Been waiting impatiently for this since FS first posted about it. Looks awesome. Can we also talk about how actually perfect the cinematography is in this?? (FS has been posting so many cinematographical beauties lately...)
jay on Aug 26, 2014
Looks great. DuJardin is super.
DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2014
Just gonna come out and say it. I don't like movies with subtitles. And even more don't like people who say Americans need to get over their fear of foreign films. When I watch a movie, I want to be watching the cinematography and acting, not reading a script.
ion677 on Aug 26, 2014
You could learn French? I'm trying to learn, mainly to read comics. 🙂 Also so I don't seem like an imbecile when I travel to foreign countries and miss out on large parts of conversations.
Carpola on Aug 26, 2014
Nick Sears on Aug 27, 2014
As a cinematographer (IE someone who obsessively drools over visuals during most any film), Im just going to say that it is not a difficult skill to develop, appreciating the visuals of a film while reading subtitles. Just do it 3 or 4 times. Several of my favorite examples of cinematography are in foreign films where I had to read subtitles as well (The Conformist, City of God, Raise the Red Lantern, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, etc.), all of which I am easily able to watch, reading subtitles and appreciating visuals simultaneously. Honestly I feel like sometimes it helps me appreciate the visuals, because it forces me to keep my eyes towards the screen. Truthfully I think you're cheating yourself out of many great films if you are unwilling to invest a few movie screenings developing a very simple skill.
jay on Aug 27, 2014
I wanna see this now!
Xerxexx on Aug 27, 2014
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