Academy Award®-winning actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars in this high-octane crime epic chronicling a violent campaign to bring down the
kingpin of a major narcotics ring. Director Cédric Jimenez hurls us back to the 1970s for a bold twist on William Friedkin’s action classic The French Connection.
Newly transferred to Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) is given a rapidfire tutorial on the drug trade. Pierre’s mission is to take on the ‘French Connection’, a highly organized operation that controls the city’s underground heroin economy and is overseen by the reputedly untouchable Gaetan Zampa (Gilles Lellouche). Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of ruthless criminals.
With his frenetic montages, kinetic camerawork and keen ear for musical juxtapositions, Jimenez invokes the best of Scorsese while bringing a
slick sense of style to his feature. Based on a true story, The Connection is a restlessly inventive, immaculately crafted big-screen entertainment.
Toronto International Film Festival
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