That French teaser for THE CONNECTION gets subtitled

Drafthouse Films has an English-subbed trailer for the French teaser of the sexy-cool crime thriller THE CONNECTION, starring Jean Dujardin.

Gaumont Film Company went live with their first teaser for The Connection earlier today, and Drafthouse Films has helpfully supplied their own, English-subbed version for your viewing pleasure. Check it out below!


Drafthouse Films is pleased to debut, in association with Gaumont Film Company, the first international teaser trailer for Cédric Jimenez’s upcoming explosive crime thriller, The Connection (formerly La French), starring Oscar® Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist, The Monuments Men). Completed by Gaumont for the French theatrical release, the teaser showcases the film’s period style and shares a glimpse into the story—inspired by true events—of Pierre Michel (Dujardin), a family man and French magistrate who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring down the untouchable drug trade kingpin Gatean Zampa (Gilles Lellouche). A full trailer to debut in early 2015 is planned for Drafthouse Films’ domestic release.

"The Connection had us from the moment we saw the 8-minute-70's-crime-thriller-coolness promo at Cannes,” says Drafthouse COO, James E. Shapiro. “We hope this teaser gives some sense of the urgency we all at Drafthouse felt in wanting to watch this film...immediately."

Produced by Alain Goldman and Legende Films, The Connection was shot entirely on 35mm and will be released theatrically next April with the film available in 35mm for select markets  (DCPs will also be available). Drafthouse Films also plans a limited edition VHS release for the film in addition to traditional DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats for the home entertainment release.

About The Connection
Marseille. 1975. Pierre Michel, a young magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help with the crackdown on organized crime.  He resolves to take on the French Connection, a mafia-run operation that exports heroin the world over.  Paying heed to no one’s warnings, he leads a one-man campaign against mafia kingpin Gaetan Zampa, the most untouchable godfather of them all. The European flipside to William Friedkin’s The French Connection, Cédric Jimenez’s The Connection is also inspired by true events.