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Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (1955)

["Rififi"] ...means Trouble!

Original Title : Du rififi chez les hommes
Director : Jules Dassin
Writer : Auguste Le Breton
Jules Dassin
René Wheeler
Auguste Le Breton
Genre : Crime
Thriller
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : René Bezard , Henri Bérard , Pierre Cabaud , René Gaston Vuattoux
Music : Georges Auric
M. Philippe-Gérard
Photography : Philippe Agostini
IMDB ID : 0048021
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Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (1955) - Jules Dassin
 

Starring

Jean Servais Tony le Stéphanois
Carl Möhner Jo le Suedois
Robert Manuel Mario Farrati
Jules Dassin Cesar le Milanais (as Perlo Vita
Marie Sabouret Mado
Janine Darcey Louise
Claude Sylvain Ida Farrati
Marcel Lupovici Pierre Grutter
 

Plot

Tony Stephanois, just out of prison and angry at his girl Mado's infidelity, decides to join his pals Jo and Mario in an ambitious crime. With Italian safe expert Cesar, they meticulously plan the burglary of a large jewelry establishment. Not a word is spoken as the crime is carried out. And then things begin to go wrong...
 

Comments

One of the first caper films--and one of the best Four men plan a daring robbery in France.Everything goes well until one of the robbers does something real stupid and things fall apart quickly and violently.A film noir caper film shot on a shoe string budget in France. It's very well-done and acted and (for its time) extremely violent.My only complaint is that it goes on too long (a little over 2 hours) and the plot seems so familar--but that's because many later, inferior films stole from this.Nonetheless, this is a must see.