CAST: JEAN DUJARDIN, GILLES LELLOUCHE, CÉLINE SALLETTE, MÉLANIE DOUTEY, BENOÎT MAGIMEL
The true story behind the Hollywood hit The French Connection is now told from the European perspective in this exciting police drama.
The always excellent Jean Dujardin plays a relentlessly dedicated magistrate, Pierre Michel, who is reassigned to Marseille in 1975. The port city is ruled not by law, but by the terrifying mafia boss, Gaetan Zampa (Gilles Lellouche). Before long Michel realises that to make a difference he will need to change his methods.
This tough, fascinating film tells the little known story of how a ruthless international drug syndicate came undone. Director Cédric Jimenez grew up in Marseille during this turbulent time, and he has imbued the film with rich period detail around its grim central story.
For fans of the type of epic mob movies Martin Scorsese used to make, with plenty of action and a killer soundtrack, this exciting chapter in the story of organised crime is not to be missed.
PLEASE NOTE: Film screened in French with English subtitles