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The Connection

[ La French ]

Director:Cédric Jimenez

Drama Action Suspense

Asian Premiere

10/23 11:40-   10/26 10:50-   10/29 10:40-   

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135min French Color | 2014 France=Belgium | 


The original title of this film, La French, is a French abbreviation for “The French Connection,” the infamous drug-trafficking route that runs from the South of France to the U.S., and the title of another film, which won five Academy Awards in 1971. Showdowns between a powerful boss who rules an evil empire built on narcotics and a judge whose sole goal is to destroy organized crime are a staple of both film and fiction. This work, part of the same lineage, deftly recreates a 1970s feel and develops at such a fast clip that it is difficult to believe this is only the director’s second feature. Jean Dujardin, known for his starring role in The Artist (2011) exerts a powerful screen presence, and Gilles Lellouche, a key figure in contemporary film noir, brings a special sense of dignity to the battle between good and evil. A lustrous supporting cast also makes for constantly compelling viewing.

Schedule & TicketData


10/23 11:40 - (135min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/26 10:50 - (135min)


Guest (tentative): Q&A: Cedric Jimenez(Director/Screenplay), Gilles Lellouche(Actor)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/29 10:40 - (135min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Cédric Jimenez

Cédric Jimenez is a French director and screenwriter born in Marseille. After several years spent in New York and London, he starts his career in filmmaking in Paris, as independent producer. In 2011, he directed and produced Paris under Watch (Aux yeux de tous), a thriller acclaimed by the critics and won the award for Best Film at the Naples Film Festival. The Connection (La French), with Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche, is his second full-length feature as a director.

Director/Screenplay : Cédric Jimenez
Producer : Ilan Goldman
Screenplay : Audrey Diwan
Cinematographer : Laurent Tangy
Production Designer : Jean-Philippe Moreaux
Editor : Sophie Reine
Music : Guillaume Roussel

Jean Dujardin
Gilles Lellouche
Céline Sallette
Mélanie Doutey
Benoît Magimel

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