Cédric Jimenez's The Connection - the French crime thriller shot entirely on 35mm and recently acquired by Drafthouse Films - has a bitingly cool new red-band trailer and poster in anticipation of its May 15 release.
Here's a little more about the film:
A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, The Connection tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Academy Award® Winner Jean Dujardin, The Artist, The Wolf Of Wall Street) 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, Point Blank, Mesrine: Killer Instinct), who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing––including boldly orchestrated drug raids, devastating arrests, and exacting interrogations––to ensure the crime ring's demise, Zampa's "La French" always seems one step ahead.
As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family's safety, before it's too late.
The Connection was released in France as La French and has won over audiences with its breathless structure and rough-and-gritty '70s aesthetic in the tradition of its narrative predecessor, William Friedkin's 1971 classic The French Connection. The film will be screened theatrically in select Drafthouse markets on 35mm.