French Edinburgh

Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Based on a popular série noire novel, this re-launched both Jean Gabin’s post-war career and the French gangster film. In Pigalle, Max (Gabin) is a world-weary underworld godfather wishing to retire after one last heist. Nightclubs and plush apartments are his territory, champagne his drink of choice. When Angelo’s rival gang threatens both his loot and his hapless friend Riton (René Dary), Max is forced to rejoin the fray…