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The Connection ()

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
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Gaëtan 'Tany' Zampa
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Jacqueline Michel
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Christiane Zampa
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Le Fou
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José Alvarez
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Le Banquier
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Gaston Deferre
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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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Lucien Aymé-Blanc
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Ange Mariette
Eric Fraticelli ...
Bianchi
Dominic Gould ...
John Cusack
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Lily Mariani
Simon Ferrante ...
Santo
Rosario Amedeo ...
Charly
Myriem Akheddiou ...
Melle Aissani
Roger Guidone ...
M. Paul
Alain Zef ...
JC Minassian
Gerald Papasian ...
Maro Minassian
Erika Sainte ...
Olivia
Patrick Descamps ...
Le procureur
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
Lino
Catherine Demaiffe ...
Marie
Jean-Marc Michelangeli ...
Simon
Georges Fracass ...
Natale
Barbara Cabrita ...
Dora
Christiane Conil ...
La mère de Lily
Michel Bellier ...
Gérant casino
Marco Panzani ...
Passeur repenti
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Avocat Zampa
Philippe Petit ...
Gardien de prison
Charles Salvy ...
Architecte Peretti
Arsène Mosca ...
Ouvrier Peretti
Trizio Lo ...
Jacky (l'habitué)
Bernard Llopis ...
Gros dur bar
Olivier Cabassut ...
Homme soirée Michel
Coralie Amedeo ...
Prostituée
Michel Fragione ...
Patron bar Marengo
Elisabeth Beltram ...
Fille plage 1
Sophie Garagnon ...
Fille plage 2
Louis-Emmanuel Blanc ...
Prévenu
Djamel Larbi ...
Joueur de boules
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Urgentiste
Serge Hervens ...
Médecin Timone
Bérangère McNeese ...
Infirmière Timone
Marius Cavallini ...
Vieux 1 Goudes
Francis Ridao ...
Vieux 2 Goudes
Cathy Immelen ...
Speakerine Antenne 2
Olivier Benkemoun ...
Journaliste Antenne 2
Paco Boublard ...
Flic Stéphane
Frédéric Papa ...
Flic arrestation Tany 1
Guillaume Bidart ...
Flic arrestation Tany 2
Séverine Mayeres ...
La blonde
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Capitaine DEA
Chuck Hargrove ...
Flic DEA 1
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Flic DEA 2
Natasha Henry ...
Secrétaire DEA
Benjamin Giuli ...
Condé corse
Edmonde Franchi ...
Patronne bar Sainte-Anne
Jérome Care-Aulanier ...
Flic squat (as Jérôme Care Aulanie)
Olivier Amsellem ...
Piéton
Guy Hampartzoumian ...
Patron bistrot Phocéen
Rémi Pedevilla ...
Chef PJ
Pascal Farre ...
Flic PJ
Olivier Mellet ...
Flic PJ
Frédéric Mastro ...
Videur Annabel's
Emmanuel Obre ...
Jeune Goudes
Eric de Montalier ...
Flic José camionnette / Joggeur
Christian Philibin ...
Flic Stups
Mourad Tahar Boussatha ...
Flic Stups peretti
Aran Bertetto ...
Lieutenant Tany 1
Erico Salamone ...
Lieutenant Tany 2
Christophe Maratier ...
Tueur Tany 1
Christian Pellenc ...
Tueur Tany 2
Florence Ben Sadoun ...
Secrétaire Ministère
Louise Maugenest ...
Béatrice 7 ans
Eloïse Buissart ...
Béatrice 10 ans
Marnie Bernaudeau Sanjuan ...
Emmanuelle 5 ans
Lucie Fruttero ...
Emmanuelle 7 ans
Loucas Leroy ...
Mathieu 10 ans
Jordan Leroy ...
Mathieu 14 ans
Eva Nelli ...
Céline 4 ans
Jade Thirrée-Mzouri ...
Céline 7 ans
Léandro Villemus ...
Stéphane 7 ans
Thiago Villemus ...
Stéphane 10 ans
Cléa Moreno ...
Fille Lino
Anne Seften ...
Animatrice Krypton
Lorris Falchero ...
Jeune loubard
Jean-Luc Bosso ...
Invité Krypton
Julien Grossi ...
Homme photo
Guillaume Labbé ...
Vendeur Paul
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Riche Milliardaire (as Alois Menu Bernadet)
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Voix americaines (voice)
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(as Margaux Colarusso)
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Flic (uncredited)
Laurent Casanova ...
Policier (uncredited)
Kriz Chris Henri Harriz ...
Cafe Guest (uncredited)
Eric Kabongo ...
Jairzinho (uncredited)
Eric Marcel ...
L'assistant chimiste (uncredited)
Dominique Simonin ...
Brancardier (uncredited)
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Flic (uncredited)
Chris Tomneer ...
Flic (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cédric Jimenez

Written by

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Audrey Diwan ... (screenplay) (dialogue) (adaptation)
 
Cédric Jimenez ... (screenplay) (dialogue) (adaptation)

Produced by

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Axel Decis ... production co-ordination
Fabrice Delville ... financier
Vanessa Djian ... artistic producer
Alain Goldman ... producer (as Ilan Goldman)
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Catherine Morisse ... associate producer (as Catherine Morisse-Monceau)
Marc Vadé ... executive producer
Alain-Gilles Viellevoye ... financier

Music by

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Guillaume Roussel

Cinematography by

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Laurent Tangy

Film Editing by

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Sophie Reine

Editorial Department

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Jessica Allard ... assistant editor
Richard Deusy ... colorist
Ludovic Foucher ... assistant editor
Alexandre Lelaure ... telecine colorist
Jeremie Oukrat ... dailies manager
Clemence Samson ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Coralie Amedeo
Etienne Beck
Julien Grossi

Production Design by

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Jean-Philippe Moreaux

Art Direction by

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Alexis McKenzie Main
Patrick Schmitt

Set Decoration by

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Gérard Marcireau
Willy Margery
Pascalle Willame

Makeup Department

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Olivier Afonso ... special makeup effects artist
Virginie Berland ... facial hair maker
Peggy Bernaerts ... hair stylist
Caroline Case ... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist
Guillaume Castagné ... special makeup effects artist
Nathalie De Hen ... make-up daily
Agathe Dupuis ... key hair stylist
Christine Giugno ... additional makeup
Laetitia Hillion ... special makeup effects artist
Alexandra Kourline ... makeup artist
Frédéric Lainé ... special makeup effects artist
Géraldine Lemaire ... assistant hair stylist
Danièle Parmentier ... hair stylist
Kaatje Van Damme ... makeup designer
Frank Van Wolleghem ... assistant hair stylist
Saskia Verreycken ... prosthetic designer

Production Management

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Nicolas Bassetto ... post-production manager
Nicolas Bonnet ... post-production manager
Cyrille Bragnier ... production manager
Clément Desramée ... extra assistant unit manager
Karine Ebert ... assistant unit manager
Morgane Evenou ... production assistant
Julien Fornareso ... assistant unit manager
Abraham Goldblat ... post-production supervisor
Benjamin Granier ... assistant general manager
Kalima Hammond ... unit manager
Nicolas Honorez ... assistant production manager
Kevin Jamotte ... Unit crew
Marilyne Maia ... production manager: Scope Pictures
Coline Remy ... assistant manager de production renfort
Sabrina Seillier ... assistant unit manager
Antonin Silliau ... assistant production
Nora Thomas ... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michaël de Nijs ... second second assistant director
Jean-Baptiste Foucart ... trainee assistant director
Cristina Freitas ... third assistant director
Hélène Karenzo ... third assistant director
Arnaud Romero ... additional assistant director
Jeanne Tassy ... third assistant director
Fabien Vergez ... first assistant director
Lucie Wagner ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sébastien Autphenne ... assistant art director
Delphine Chollet ... assistant art director
Aurelie Combe ... set designer
Anaïs David ... assistant decorator
Jonathan Delerue ... storyboard artist
Carine Demongueres ... draftswoman
Ivan Desru ... ripper
Antoine Dore ... property master
Léo Faure ... assistant property master
Maurice Grégoire ... carpenter
Hélène Imbert ... painter
Serge Lafarge ... assistant property master
Alexis McKenzie Main ... assistant set decorator
Jean-Philippe Moreaux ... sets by
Manuel Mougin ... property master
Martin Moulron ... set dresser
Romain Schandeler ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Audrey Abiven ... adr coordinator
Romain Anklewicz ... assistant foley artist
Benoît Biral ... foley engineer
Guillaume Couturier ... sound mastering engineer
Nicolas d'Halluin ... adr supervisor
Romain de Gueltzl ... boom operator
Cédric Deloche ... sound
Marc Doisne ... re-recording mixer
Nathan Jaminon ... sound assistant
Gert Janssen ... sound editor
Gildas Mercier ... adr re-recordist
Matthieu Michaux ... assistant sound editor (as Mathieu Michaux)
Gael Nicolas ... sound effects Recordist
Yves Renard ... sound effects editor
Mari Riviere ... sound mix technician
Ingrid Simon ... dialogue editor
Matthieu Tertois ... sound mix technician
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist
Pascal Villard ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician
Georges Demétrau ... special effects supervisor
Jérome Miel ... special effects technician
Charles-Axel Vollard ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Görtz Boris ... digital compositor
Nicolas Corson ... digital compositor
David Danesi ... visual effects producer
Michel Denis ... visual effects producer
Roland Dobson ... digital compositor
Thomas Duval ... visual effects supervisor
Guillermo García Romero ... digital compositor
Ronald Grauer ... visual effects supervisor
Agathe Juvenez ... compositing intern
Nicolas Lacroix ... visual effects coordinator
Maxime Laurent ... digital compositor
Christopher Leloup ... digital compositor: visual effects
Jelmen Palsterman ... digital compositor
Julien Pernes ... lighting/shading td
Leslie Renaud ... digital compositor
Alexis Vieil ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Vincent Bersoulle ... stunt performer
Rémi Canaple ... stunt rigger
Amedéo Cazzella ... stunt performer (as Amedeo Cazzella)
Oumar Diaoure ... stunt coordinator
Hervé Décalion ... stunt coordinator
Alain Figlarz ... stunt coordinator
David Genty ... stunt performer
Anthony Golleau ... stunt driver
Remi Imbert ... stunt performer
Jérémy Lagniez ... stunt driver
Sébastien Lagniez ... stunt coordinator: car stunts
Frédéric Mastro ... stunt coordinator
John Medalin ... stunt performer
Robert Paturel ... stunt performer
Olivier Sa ... stunt performer
Loïc Saintilan ... stunt driver
Jack-Alexandre Soufflard ... stunt driver
Eric Tatin ... stunt performer
Michaël Troude ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gauthier Berlaimont ... electrician
Mathieu Bertholet ... additional first assistant camera
Olivier Cazzitti ... electrician
Julien Covens ... grip/rigging key grip
Stijn Deprez ... additional grip
Lorenzo Donati ... steadicam operator
Fabien Faure ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Amélie Gastaldi ... camera trainee
Marco Graziaplena ... b camera operator
Leonor Lacroix ... video assist
Renaat Lambeets ... Steadicam operator
David Lamberta ... electrician
Sébastien Leclercq ... additional camera operator
Amandine Mahieu ... second assistant camera
John Morrison ... steadicam operator
Vincent Piette ... gaffer
Sander Raemdonck ... additional electrician
Nicolas Ragetly ... rigging grip
Hugo Renard ... grip
Chris Renson ... second unit: camera operator
Hans Reynaerts ... key grip
Olivier Servais ... first assistant camera: b camera
Benjamin Speyer ... grip
Analìa Torres ... video assistant
Jesse Umut ... grip

Casting Department

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Aurélie Assié Lécroart ... extras casting assistant (as Aurélie Assié)
Etienne Beck ... extras casting assistant
Michaël Bier ... casting Belgique / casting consultant: Belgium
Nicolas Bier ... casting assistant
Camille De Latour ... casting assistant
Caroline De Schryver ... extras casting
Anne Fremiot ... extras casting
Kalima Hammond ... casting assistant
Morgane Mingers ... extras casting
François Parascan ... extras casting
Michael Taupin ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Agathe Darquin ... costume assistant
Judith de Luze ... costumer
Ferenc Fulmer ... costume assistant
Lise Lejeune ... costume assistant
Bruce Lignerat ... set costumer
Marie Morel ... additional dresser
Sylvie Ong ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Guy Baudoin ... location scout
Max Besnard ... location manager
Noémie Caloussis ... location staff
Roger Schins ... location manager

Music Department

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Mathieu Alvado ... conductor / orchestrator
Quentin Boniface ... head of music
Nicolas Duport ... music mixer
Elise Luguern ... music supervisor
Marie Sabbah ... composer agent

Transportation Department

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Nicolas De Zuttere ... picture car coordinator
Charles Heidet ... picture vehicles supervisor

Other crew

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Esperanza Casero ... production accountant
Marion de Blaÿ ... production coordinator
Maxime Dechamps ... film commission: Clap Namur
Gilles Franchimont ... set unit manager
Marie-Béatrice Frugier ... assistant script supervisor
Clémentine Fusco ... production assistant
Frederic Jupin ... post-production coordinator: Eclair Numérique
Marc Leroyer ... weapons armourer
Christophe Maratier ... armorer
Audrey Mery ... production coordinator
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Céline Savoldelli ... script supervisor
Victor Simonnet ... cto
Carlos Sánchez Bernard ... production assistant
Elise Van Durme ... assistante scripte / trainee script supervisor

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Marseille 1975. To stop a dangerous drug lord, you need a dangerous cop. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Connection (Canada, English title)
  • The Connection (United States)
  • Der Unbestechliche - Mörderisches Marseille (Germany)
  • Conexión Marsella (Spain)
  • Conexión Marsella (Argentina)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 135 min
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Budget $26,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Soundtracks Bang Bang See more »

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