Jean Dujardin in Red Band Trailer for Crime Thriller 'The Connection'

March 5, 2015

The Connection

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

The Connection

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.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments



Carpola on Mar 5, 2015


French crime movies can be really something excellent. I hope this is one of those. At least it looks like it could be ...

shiboleth on Mar 5, 2015


Sweet. But wasn't this guy supposed to be the "next big thing"?? Oh well...still looks pretty good to me.

DAVIDPD on Mar 6, 2015



Nielsen700 on Mar 6, 2015


and why was that a red band trailer ? lol ,,

Will on Mar 6, 2015


The classification is by european standards where violence, not foul language or nudity, earns a movie an R rating. As it should be by all standards of sanity in a civilized society!

Alexander Heintz on Mar 7, 2015

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