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.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.