First trailer lands for thriller The Connection Simon Fitzjohn April 16, 2015 Latest News and Videos 1374 Based on a true story, The Connection is a high octane crime drama directed by up-and-coming French writer/director Cedric Jimenez. Delivering an action-packed view of 1970s Marseille, the film is anchored by Jean Dujardin. Here’s the official synopsis: Marseille, 1975. Young investigating magistrate Pierre Michel arrives with his wife and children in a city riddled with organised crime. He sets to work tackling the French Connection, a mafia organisation that exports heroin around the world. Despite protests from his family and colleagues, he sets his own safety aside to embark on a personal crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, the iconic underworld figure and untouchable godfather of the French Connection. But as he delves deeper into the case, Pierre releases his old methods no longer apply. The film also stars the likes of Gilles Lellouche (MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT), Benoit Magimel and Celine Sallette. Here’s the trailer, which looks good to us: The Connection lands in UK cinemas on May 29.