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Hommage à William Friedkin

November 28th, 2023

As a tribute to William Friedkin, the most indomitable of New Hollywood filmmakers, we present his first major success, which won him the Oscar for Best Director: The French Connection. Blending realistic aesthetics and action cinema tricks, the filmmaker revisits the gangster film and shakes up American cinema by filming dubious anti-heroes in a grimy setting. In the process, he produced one of the greatest chase scenes in cinema history and launched the careers of two talented actors: Roy Scheider and Gene Hackman.