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Rififi (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin .

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Rififi (1955)

By Carol Martinheira on Feb 20, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Rififi (1955) On February 20, 2016February 20, 2016 By CarolMartinheira If you haven’t seen this one, good news, it’s on Netflix. Not only is it THE greatest heist movie ever, but it’s also one of the greatest movies, of any genre in any language, ever. I’m sure you’ve... Read full article

Do Not Adjust Your Volume: Rififi and the Meditative State of a Heist Scene

By Paul on Jun 28, 2015 From Reel Distracted

Do Not Adjust Your Volume: Rififi and the Meditative State of a Heist Scene 6/28/2015 5 Comments This post is for the "...And Scene!" Blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid. Click here to read all the other memorable scenes covered i... Read full article

Du rififi chez les hommes

By Michael on Dec 2, 2013 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955) A band of French gangsters plan a heist to rob for 240 millions of francs worth of jewelries. This pretty film is regarded as widely influential on the French New Wave with its two jump cuts. It also was a clear influence on Stanley Kubrick’s T... Read full article

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For the scene where Jo and Mario inform Tony of their intent to "knock over" the Mappin & Webb, the crew placed a table and three chairs in front of a phony window frame in the middle of the street to create the illusion that they were sitting in a cafe across the street from the jewelers.
The death of Cesar was not in the original story. Dassin (who himself played the character under the pseudonym, "Perlo Vita") says he added the scene in direct reference to the American blacklist situation (essentially, the terrible cost of the betrayal of friends and colleagues).
L'Age D'or, the club in the film, was named after Luis Buñuel's film of the same name. Production designer Alexandre Trauner worked on both films.
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