The “French” Connection! An Exciting New Take On The William Friedkin Oscar Classic!

Movie fans, a new French police thriller is a “must see!”

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From “The Artist ” To “The French Connection!”

French Actor Jean Dujardin, best known for the Oscar-winning “The Artist”, is back with a brilliant idea for a film – the “French” take on “The French Connection!”

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Here’s “The Connection!”

Here is how “Indiefilm” describes this exciting new thriller: “Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin’s “The French Connection”.

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The official release also states: “A stylish, 70’s-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche), who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States.”

Check out this “red band” trailer:

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Kudos to Drafthouse Films for picking up US distribution of this gritty thriller. As you know, “The French Connection” won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1971, and I can’t wait to see the “French” take on it!

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The release of this new take on the 70’s drug war also reminded me that William Friedkin’s classic crime drama is just one of his many masterpieces!

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The Friedkin Connection!

Director William Friedkin recently published his Autobiography, where he discusses how he got some of the most amazing chase scenes in “The French Connection” – and yes, many of them were shot verite for the incredible realism you see in the film! It’s all recounted his his book:

William Friedkin Autobiography

The Director of “The French Connection”, “The Exorcist”, “Sorcerer” and many more classic films is brutally honest about his career…it’s a great book for film fans, read all about it here:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/04/22/sorcerer-legendary-lost-classic-is-uncovered-on-blu-ray-the-friedkin-connection-rules/

And of course, you must buy his newly released blu-ray of the legendary:

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And while you are watching classics, I have to admit that I loved Jean Dujardin in the Oscar-winning silent film “The Artist”:

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Read all about this gem of a film here:


https://johnrieber.com/2012/06/26/the-artist-hits-blu-ray-a-star-is-born-eddie-murphy-goes-double-for-bowfinger-movies-about-the-movies/

And let’s all head out opening weekend to support “The Connection!”

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