The Connection

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Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin's The French Connection. A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life... read more
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Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin's The French Connection. 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.

Original Release

12/03/2014

US Release

03/07/2015

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Cast

Jean Dujardin Pierre Michel / Judge Pierre Michel
Gilles Lellouche Gaëtan 'Tany' Zampa
Céline Sallette Jacqueline Michel
Melanie Doutey Christiane Zampa
Guillaume Gouix José Alvarez / Inspector José Alvarez
Bruno Todeschini Le Banquier / 'Le Banquier'
Benoit Magimel Le Fou / 'Le Fou'
Féodor Atkine Gaston Deferre
Moussa Maaskri Franky Manzoni
Pierre Lopez Jean Paci
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Cedric Jimenez

Writers

Audrey Diwan, Cedric Jimenez

Cast

Jean Dujardin Pierre Michel / Judge Pierre Michel
Gilles Lellouche Gaëtan 'Tany' Zampa
Céline Sallette Jacqueline Michel
Melanie Doutey Christiane Zampa
Guillaume Gouix José Alvarez / Inspector José Alvarez
Bruno Todeschini Le Banquier / 'Le Banquier'
Benoit Magimel Le Fou / 'Le Fou'
Féodor Atkine Gaston Deferre
Moussa Maaskri Franky Manzoni
Pierre Lopez Jean Paci
Eric Collado Robert
Cyril Lecomte Marco Da Costa
Jean-Pierre Sanchez Fabrizio Mandonato
Georges Neri Charles Peretti
Martial Bezot Le Gitan / Martial Salin, 'Le gitan'
Pauline Burlet Lily Mariani
Arsène Mosca Ouvrier Peretti / Worker of Peretti
Bernard Blancan Lucien Aymé-Blanc / Commissioner Lucien Aimé-Blanc
Gérard Meylan Ange Mariette / Commissioner Angel Mariette
Eric Godon Avocat Zampa / Gaëtan Zampa's lawyer

Producers

Editors

Sophie Reine

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