Belated companion piece to William Friedkin’s lauded The French Connection tells the European side of the true story.

Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as magistrate Pierre Michel, who is reassigned to the southern port city of Marseille where the influence of untouchable drug boss Gaetan Zampa (Lellouche) infects every corner.

“At last Popeye Doyle’s fans will see, in the international fight against heroin, the heroes weren’t exclusively American.” Variety