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The Connection (2014)

La French (original title)
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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 »

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Cambodia
Written by Ricki Wilde (uncredited) and Marty Wilde (uncredited)
Performed by Kim Wilde
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Today you are young...too soon you are old
9 January 2017 | by alexjustdxbSee all my reviews

This is not an American crime thriller. I wish this movie does not get clouded with cheap thrillers. A gem. An art this is. What a great movie. Dujardin and Lellouche trying to excel each other in characterization. Lellouche wins I think. The last 30 minutes of the movie... a master piece. One wants to slip away. One wants to pin down. This movie portrays the emotional part of both. Very artistically. Hats off to the director and team. A Beautiful movie. An art :)

Céline Sallette did a very good job here. Few scenes, I can see her best. Generally, other than the main two, it is almost good if not best. Very good performance. Very good movie. Very unlike the Amreican movies.


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