Rififi

France | 1955 | 122 Minutes | Jules Dassin

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Presented in 35mm!
The only word for it: magnifique. So influential the title became international shorthand for heist films. Blacklisted American filmmaker Jules Dassin went to France and, with the encouragement of fellow director Jean-Pierre Melville, a tiny budget, and a novel he didn't even like, crafted a crime drama par excellence. The bravura break-in sequence, running thirty minutes without dialogue or music but with cunning use of ballet slippers and an umbrella, remains a landmark of suspense. Is it the greatest heist film of all-time? Judge for yourself.

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  • Original Language Title: Du rififi chez les hommes
  • Director: Jules Dassin
  • Principal Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey, Pierre Grasset
  • Country: France
  • Year: 1955
  • Running Time: 122 Minutes
  • Producer: René Bezard, Henri Bérard, Pierre Cabaud
  • Screenplay: Jules Dassin, René Wheeler
  • Cinematographers: Philippe Agostini
  • Editors: Roger Dwyre
  • Music: Georges Auric
  • Language: French, Italian, English
  • Format: 35mm