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Ciné : Du Rififi chez les hommes
Recently released from jail, the aging Tony le Stephanois (Jean Servais) is reluctant to return to a life of crime until he discovers that his girlfriend has thrown him over for a rival gangster so agrees to attempt one last job. Together with three collaborators – young father Jo (Carl Mohner), boisterous Franco-Italian Mario (Robert Manuel) and sentimental Milanese safecracker Cesar (played by the director under the pseudonym of Perlo Vita) – Tony meticulously engineers his biggest heist yet: robbing the most heavily guarded jeweller in Paris. But when a rival gangster, Pierre Gruter (Marcel Lupovici) finds out about their haul, he stakes a claim to a cut of the take in a most persuasive manner.
Jules Dassin’s second European film after being blacklisted from Hollywood and landmark film noir, Rififi is best known for its celebrated half-hour silent robbery sequence
By Jules Dassin (1955, 118 mins)
Film script by Jules Dassin, René Wheeler and Auguste Le Breton
Based on Auguste Le Breton’s novel
Dialogues : Auguste Le Breton
Cast : Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel, Perlo Vita, Marie Sabouret, Janine Darcey, Claude Sylvain…
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