Rififi is a 1955 French FILM NOlR heist film directed by American blacklisted filmmaker Jules Dassin. The centerpiece of the film is an intricate half-hour heist scene depicting the crime in detail, shot in near silence, without dialogue or music. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals in actual crimes around the world.
The film earned Dassin the award for Best Director at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Rififi is still highly acclaimed by modern film critics as one of the greatest works in French film noir.
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Great film. Tony is released from a five year prison stint and becomes involved in a sensational jewelry heist in Paris.
Tony, his son and very young grandson, all become integral characters in this thrilling take off.
This phenomenal burglary is fascinating. They use an expert Milanese safe cracker named Cesare, and a host of other underworld denizens to pull it off, not to mention some very sexy and flashy cabaret dancers.
All figure into the tense interplay when the local hood, Gruner, inserts himself into Tony’s romantic pursuit as well as the kidnapping of Tony’s grandchild to extort a kidnap ransom.
This one goes down to the wire. You will stayed glued to your seat until it all unravels in the end.