7.1/10
8,668
22 user 114 critic

The Connection (2014)

La French (original title)
Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director:

Cédric Jimenez

Writers:

Audrey Diwan (screenplay), Cédric Jimenez (screenplay)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist Shannon Harvey went in search of the missing link in healthcare. Featuring interviews with leading scientists The Connection proves we have more to say about our health than we thought.

Director: Shannon Harvey
Stars: Herbert Benson, Alice Domar, Craig Duncan
Les Lyonnais (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A series of short films set around the theme of infidelity.

Directors: Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavayé, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Géraldine Nakache
Möbius (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An FSB officer falls in love with his agent, an American woman, who works as a trader in a Russian bank.

Director: Eric Rochant
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Cécile de France, Tim Roth
Brice 3 (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Brice is back. The world has changed, but not him. When his best friend Marius needs his help, he travels to the other side of the world ... will the king stay on top?

Director: James Huth
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Clovis Cornillac, Bruno Salomone
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An anonymous hacker spends his time watching images from public security cameras and private webcams. He will use his skills to track the culprits of a terrorist attack in a train station of Paris and will become more and more involved.

Directors: Cédric Jimenez, Arnaud Duprey
Stars: Mélanie Doutey, Olivier Barthélémy, Francis Renaud
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Stars: Jean Dujardin, François Damiens, Khalid Maadour
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

Director: Franck Mancuso
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lucas, Agnès Blanchot
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lawyer dating a dashing, wealthy architect four and a half feet tall gets ribbed by her family, employees and jealous ex about his stature.

Director: Laurent Tirard
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, Cédric Kahn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel
Mea culpa (2014)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back.

Director: Fred Cavayé
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Pierre Michel
Gilles Lellouche ... Gaëtan 'Tany' Zampa
Céline Sallette ... Jacqueline Michel
Mélanie Doutey ... Christiane Zampa
Benoît Magimel ... Le Fou
Guillaume Gouix ... José Alvarez
Bruno Todeschini ... Le Banquier
Féodor Atkine ... Gaston Deferre
Moussa Maaskri ... Franky Manzoni
Pierre Lopez Pierre Lopez ... Jean Paci
Eric Collado Eric Collado ... Robert
Cyril Lecomte Cyril Lecomte ... Marco Da Costa
Jean-Pierre Sanchez Jean-Pierre Sanchez ... Fabrizio Mandonato
Georges Neri Georges Neri ... Charles Peretti
Martial Bezot Martial Bezot ... Le Gitan
Edit

Storyline

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

New York's drug war comes home. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Italian | English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Connection See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Gaumont animated opening logo is the 70's one. See more »

Goofs

An early title card indicates the film taking place beginning in 1975. A shot of a truck being unloaded on a New York dock shows the World Trade Center Twin Towers under construction. The Twin Towers were opened in 1973, with construction completed prior to that. See more »

Soundtracks

Jerome
Written by Lykke Li (uncredited), Bjorn Yttling (uncredited) and Rick Nowels (uncredited)
Performed by Lykke Li
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A missed opportunity...
14 December 2014 | by geocedSee all my reviews

The trailer got me really interested, especially because it seemed to promise a fierce duel between Dujardin & Lellouche, not unlike the memorable Al Pacino/De Niro duel in "Heat", which I still consider to be the absolute best gangster movie ever! Well, it didn't really deliver on those promises... Dujardin was great as a relentless judge, but unfortunately I thought that Lellouche lacked the kind of machismo and presence that would have made him a strong opponent to Dujardin. He wasn't convincing as a feared and respected drug kingpin. Without what should have been its strongest point, the film fails to keep us interested, mainly because of its uninspired plot and dialogs as well as its length. Because of all this, "La French" feels like a missed opportunity. Too bad, I really wanted to love this one! If you wanna watch a great french gangster movie, I recommend "L'immortel" or "Truands". 6/10


18 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed