Back to IndieWire

Watch: Nothing Can Stop Jean Dujardin in ‘The Connection’ Trailer

Watch: Nothing Can Stop Jean Dujardin in 'The Connection' Trailer

READ MORE: Tokyo Film Festival Review: French-Language Crime Flick ‘The Connection’ Starring Jean Dujardin

Fans of William Friedkin’s “The French Connection” will have the opportunity to relive the glory days of the crime drama when Drafthouse Films releases”The Connection” this May.

Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, “The Connection” explores the European perspective on the notorious real-life French Connection heroin smuggling scheme, which served as the inspiration for Friedkin’s iconic 1971 film. Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) stars as Pierre Michel, a French magistrate who embarks on a relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history. His efforts lead him to Gatean “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche), a charismatic and wealthy kingpin who runs the largest underground heroin trade between Europe and the United States.

With its Scorsese-esque camerawork, a sultry French cover of Cher’s hit “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” and a barrage of firing weapons, the latest theatrical trailer for “The Connection” confidently sells the film as a stylish and violent crime drama that fits right at home alongside Friedkin’s film and other classic action films released during the seventies. The film was even shot entirely on 35mm film.

Drafthouse Films will release “The Connection” in select theaters beginning May 15. Check out the new poster for the film below.

READ MORE: Watch: Jean Dujardin Goes Bang Bang in NSFW ‘The Connection’ RedBand Trailer

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox