LA FRENCH (The Connection) is an upcoming French-Belgian action crime thriller film directed by Cédric Jimenez, inspired by true events based on the French Connection in the 1970s. Set to premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2014), the film starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as police magistrate Pierre Michel and Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank) as Tany Zampa, a drug gang ringleader.
Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) 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 (Lellouche). Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of insane danger and ruthless criminals.
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