When it comes to battles between cops and criminals, sometimes the key conflict isn’t about gun fights and shootouts, but the intricacies of the law. Ideally, cops have to have to play by the book, and smart criminals know how to work around the rules, so taking down some of the biggest bad guys sometimes means stepping into to murky territory. And that’s just what Jean Dujardin does in this exclusive clip from the gritty French crime drama “The Connection.”
Directed by Cédric Jimenez, co-starring Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey and Benoît Magimel, and inspired by true events, the movie tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection and its kingpin, Gatean “Tany” Zampa. As you’ll see in the scene below, this criminal enterprise is far-reaching and requires some clever tactics to get to the heart of it.
“The Connection” is now playing in limited release (see the listings here) with more cities to come in the following weeks. Watch below.