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Plot: Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel is given a rapid-fire tutorial on the ins and outs of an out-of-control drug trade. Pierre’s wildly ambitious mission is to take on the French Connection, a highly organized operation that controls the city’s underground heroin economy and is overseen by the notorious —and reputedly untouchable— Gaetan Zampa. Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of insane danger and ruthless criminals.
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Charming French thriller with a hint of a French Connection
Pierre (Jean Dujardin) is a good French cop we can admire; Tany (Gilles Lellouche) is a drug lord we can like despite his murderous heroin. The Connection, loosely based on incidents surrounding the infamous French Connection, both real and depicted in William Friedkin’s 1971 award-winning thriller starring Gene Hackman. If you can separate yourself from the testosterone-fueled business, you will experience a thriller of humane proportions.
Pierre has taken over the magistrate’s responsibility for mob activity, and heroin is the big enemy. Writer-director Cedric Jimenez and writer Audrey Diwan expertly navigate between his daily professional activity and after-work family life with a wife and two children. When it’s revealed that Pierre had an addictive gambling problem, the audience is appreciative of his weakness but cognizant of his obsessive personality, such as pursuing Tany.
The film also shows mobster Tany in his two worlds of business and family. While the director may too frequently parallel edit the two characters in these roles, he successfully reveals two characters with traits we can understand.
Beyond the inevitable blood, of which there is less than might be expected, is the oft-told tale of highly-driven men who want successful careers and happy family life—those of us who have seen many such thrillers know the balance is impossible. In a way the film draws us into each sphere with responses more sympathetic than judgmental.
The pace of The Connection is frenetic between paralleling the two principles’ activities and chronicling the confrontations (I like when the two meet at a remote spot in a low-key, un-macho response for both) many of which are hair-raising heists and busts. Just as often, however, the film slows it down to a daily level that draws in our attention to the little things of life yet keeps the suspense and terror in the background.
As in A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac about a good but going-bad business man in NYC in the early ’80’s, so too does The Connection make that lawless time, albeit European, seductive because Dujardin is so compelling while he breaks laws to stop crime. It’s ironic and complicated. That’s life, and that’s Chinatown, Jake.
Great movie. You can feel the 1970-1980 life. And a good guy-bad guy battle, with the comparisons, is not bad actually. The selection of actors is very good to. This non static movie remind me to the earlier movie “The French Connection”, with a similitude, but this movie is recorded with the Hollywood modern way. The faces of the actors remind me to that era to. I only miss a revenge to a judge’s family, but never happens. This Movie is a great deal for Action-Triller lovers. Love the colors and this sepia effects in some frames. If you love action films of earlier eras, this is a movie for you. Beautiful story, good actors and great landscapes. Recomendable
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Cédric Jimenez
Writer Audrey Diwan (screenplay), Cédric Jimenez (screenplay)
Actors Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey
Country France, Belgium
Awards 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company France Télévision, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures, La Wallonie, Légende Films, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Gaumont, Canal+, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Ciné+
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema