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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.

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... Pierre Michel
... Gaëtan 'Tany' Zampa
... Jacqueline Michel
... Christiane Zampa
... Le Fou
... José Alvarez
... Le Banquier
... Gaston Deferre
... 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
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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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Marseille 1975. To stop a dangerous drug lord, you need a dangerous cop. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Gaumont [France]

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15 May 2015 (USA)  »

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The Connection  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)
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The Gaumont animated opening logo is the 70's one. See more »

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In the opening scene a man shoots his 7 shot gun (M1911) eleven times without reloading. See more »

Soundtracks

Waitin' Around to Die
(as "Waitin' 'Round to Die")
Written by Townes van Zandt (uncredited)
Performed by Townes van Zandt
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A missed opportunity...
14 December 2014 | by See 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


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