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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Gaumont animated opening logo is the 70's one. See more »

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In a scene set in 1981, there are two Citroen CX cars, each from 1985 or later. See more »

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Flash and Crash
Written by Alain Park(uncredited), Daniel Denton (uncredited), Jeffery Beals (uncredited), Jeff Labreche (uncredited) and Ric Ulsky (uncredited)
Performed by 'Rocky & The Riddlers'
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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


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