Título original The Connection - 2014
Duração 135 min
Data de lançamento 15 May 2015
Director Cédric Jimenez
País France, Belgium
Idioma French, Italian, English
Prêmios 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Assistir A Conexão Francesa – Transferido para Marselha, o magistrado Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) logo descobre que seu maior desafio será desmembrar uma articulada quadrilha de traficantes de heroína que domina a cidade. Acabar com a French Connection torna-se sua obsessão e Michel dedica anos de sua vida – e um bocado de sua sanidade – à missão, acompanhando de perto os passos de Gaëtan Zampa (Gilles Lellouche), inalcançável chefe do bando.
Assistir – A Conexão Francesa (2014) – Grátis
Watch La French – A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country’s most powerful drug rings.
Film Making at its Best
If I could only recommend you go and see one film this year, The Connection would be it. The film follows the true story of the rise and fall of Pierre Michel “The Judge”, played by The Artist’s Oscar winning Jean Dujardin, against the Marseillaise mafia gang The French Connection in the 1970s. The story had already been put to cinema in The Judge (1984), but this time the story’s been redone much more ambitiously. It’s a typical good guy versus bad guy story, but it’s the bells and whistles in this film that really make it so much more than that.
The director achieves the perfect combination of action, drama, comedy and tragedy with the irrepressible Mediterranean sun beating down on every day time scene in the film. The Mediterranean settings give the film a sense of glamour and surrealism, juxtaposing the surreal nature of life as a successful drug trafficker in the 1970s, passing time between seaside villas and the biggest nightclub in Marseille. This is film making at its best – it’s as if the screen writer and director Cédric Jimenez pulled out an old school book of film making craft written in the 1970s and followed all the old rules to perfection to bring about not only a brilliant piece of cinematic entertainment, but also of art. … by miranda-welch-abroad