Director(s)Jules Dassin
Top GenresCrime, Drama, Film Noir, Thriller/Suspense
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Rififi (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin .

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By Barry P. on Dec 1, 2021 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1955) Directed by Jules Dassin; Adapted by Jules Dassin; Based on the novel by Auguste Le Breton; Starring: Jean Servais, Carl M?hner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey, Claude Sylvain, Robert Hossein, Marcel Lupovici and Jules Dassin (as Perlo Vita); Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ****½ ... Read full article

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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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).
Visa de contrĂ´le en France # 16105.
The much imitated heist sequence is over 32 minutes long and contains not a single line of dialogue or music. The production crew and composer Georges Auric thought it would be a disaster to have such a long sequence sans dialogue. Auric insisted that he allow him to write a grand piece of music for the scene and he eventually did on his own. Later Dassin played the part for Auric twice, once with the score, once without. Auric turned to him and admitted, "Without the music".
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