Saturday Shorts: ‘Connection’, starring Jude Law


Today’s film is the 2013 short Connection. The film is directed by Vladimir Shcherban, and written by Laura Wade and Nikolai Khalezin. Khalezin also stars in the short alongside Daniella Kaliada, Gurpreet Singh, and Jude Law. Law has garnered critical and commercial acclaim for a filmography which includes Gattaca, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Closer, and Contagion. His newest feature, titled Dom Hemingway, opens in wide release in American theatres this weekend. Law can also be seen in The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is also playing in American theatres.


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