Fresh out of jail, Tony le Stephanois plans a massive jewel heist. He puts together a team and sets the wheels in motion. He discovers that his girlfriend at the time of his arrest has a new boyfriend, a big-time gangster. Little does he know it but this fact will interfere with the heist.
Superb movie. Written and directed by Jules Dassin, Rififi is classic film noir. Clever, solid plot and excellent direction by Dassin. The heist itself is incredible, with some clever innovations by the thieves and is filmed in absolute silence, just like it would have gone down if it was real life. No music to up the tension, no fake atmosphere, just realism.
The way it all unravels towards the end is wonderfully Shakespearean. Incredibly intriguing, enthralling and original plot development.
Incredibly influential film too. You can see it in the works of Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers, to name but a few.
An absolute classic.
- Format: Widescreen
- Language: French
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Criterion Collection
- DVD Release Date: 2 Oct 2018
- Run Time: 118 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- ASIN: B07DS1JGR7
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