Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi) (1956)
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Jules Dassin -- in his second European film after being driven out of the United States during the years of the house Un-American Activities Committee hearings -- directed this landmark caper film about the planning and execution of a nighttime robbery at a swanky English jewelry shop in the Rue de Rivoli. The story concerns a collection of thieves who band together to commit a seemingly impossible robbery. The gang consists of a tough, straight-talker named Tony Stephanois (Jean Servais); a
Jun 5, 1956 Wide
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It took an experienced US director, Jules Dassin, who has lived in France some years, to give the French gangster pic the proper tension, mounting and treatment. This pic has something intrinsically Gallic without sacrificing the rugged storytelling.
The film turns moralistic and sour in the last half, when the thieves fall out.
Actually rather overrated, lacking the tension, profundity, and vivid characterisation of similar films.
This is perhaps the keenest crime film that ever came from France, including Pepe le Moko and some of the best of Louis Jouvet and Jean Gabin.
There is something else unique about the heist scene: It is the centerpiece of the film, not the climax.
Sandwiched between two great American heist flicks -- John Huston's 1950 The Asphalt Jungle and Stanley Kubrick's 1956 The Killing -- French writer-director Jules Dassin's Rififi employs the three-act structure that works well for any film of this nature.
[VIDEO ESSAY] However much associated as a classic film noir, Jules Dassin's adaptation of Auguste Le Breton's pulp novel serves more accurately as the premiere caper film.
This crime-heist film by the blacklisted director Jules Dassin is his masterpiece, a seminal, thoroughly detailed chronicle of a robbery and its violent aftermath that continues to exert influence on the genre.
Ao lado de Bob, O Jogador, este longa é um dos melhores do gênero, tornando-se especialmente brilhante na longa seqüência do roubo, que, sem diálogos ou trilha sonora, revelou-se seminal e inesquecível.
Jules Dassin's classic jewel-thief caper of 1955 looks as smart as paint, with its unendurably tense, entirely wordless robbery section.
The grandfather of all heists movies. Essential.
Although 007 has been through his share of danger over the years, he doesn't know rififi like Dassin's film noir.
It's one of the most important movies of the 20th century, and one of the very best.
Although rooted in an artificial noir landscape, [Rififi] still feels very real today.
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