In look, feel, and tone – as well as subject – The Connection is a companion piece to William Friedkin’s classic The French Connection as it follows former juvenile magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) from dealing directly with young victims of the drug trade to actually being in a position to fight the organized crime behind it.
The French Connection is one of the best films of any genre ever made – but it only tell the story from our North American point of view.
What was going on in France during he same period of time? Cédric Jimenez’s new film The Connection tackles that story.
Oscar®-winning actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel, a relentless crusader to end The French Connection.
Check out the first trailer for The Connection after the jump. The Connection will be in select theaters on May 15th.
The Artis is a mostly silent film from Michael Hazanavicius – shot in beautiful black & white – that tells a simple story: when silent movie star George Valentin [Jean Dujardin] falls on hard times after talkies become big, Peppy Miller [Bereniece Bejo]the new big star goes out of her way to help the man who turned a moment of clumsiness into her entry into the business.