Director: Jules Dassin Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel


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Jules Dassin -- in his second European film after being driven out of the United States during the years of the house Un-American Activities Committee hearings -- directed this landmark caper film about the planning and execution of a nighttime robbery at a swanky English jewelry shop in the Rue de Rivoli. The story concerns a collection of thieves who band together to commit a seemingly impossible robbery. The gang consists of a tough, straight-talker named Tony Stephanois (Jean Servais); a young man under Tony's tutelage named Jo (Carl Mohner; a happy-go-lucky Italian by the name of Mario Farrati (Robert Manuel); and a safecracker named Cesar (the director Jules Dassin under the pseudonym of Perlo Vita) who likes to jiggle the combinations of women in his off hours. The set piece of the film is an intricate 28-minute sequence that depicts the robbery in detail -- all filmed silently without dialogue or music. After the success of the robbery, the gang barely has time to celebrate when a rival gangster, Pierre Gruuter (Marcel Lupovici), decides that he wants a cut of the take. When Tony's gang refuses to cooperate, Pierre kidnaps Jo's son, and the gang has to get tough with their nemesis.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2018
UPC: 0715515221719
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 17,136

Special Features

2K Digital Restoration; Interview with Director Jules Dassin from 2000; Set Design drawings by Art Director Alexandre Trauner; Production Stills; Trailer; Optional English-dubbed Soundtrack; Plus: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Servais Tony le Stephanois
Carl Möhner Jo Le Suedois
Robert Manuel Mario
Magali Noël Viviane
Perlo Vita Cesar
Marie Sabouret Mado
Marcel Lupovici Pierre Grutter
Robert Hossein Remi Grutter
Pierre Grasset Louis Grutter
Dominique Maurin Tonio
Claude Sylvain Ida
Janine Darcey Louise

Technical Credits
Jules Dassin Director,Screenwriter
Philippe Agostini Cinematographer
Georges Auric Score Composer
Auguste Le Breton Screenwriter
Auguste Capelier Art Director
Roger Dwyre Editor
Philippe Gerard Songwriter
Jacques Laure Songwriter
Alexandre Trauner Art Director
René G. Vuattoux Producer
René Wheeler Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rififi
255. Chapters
1. Opening Credits [2:10]
2. Poker Game [3:20]
3. Mappin & Webb [5:13]
4. L'Age d'Or [1:32]
5. At Home with Tony [4:28]
6. At Home with Mario [3:21]
7. On the Street [1:42]
8. "Rififi" [6:21]
9. Some Rififi [2:22]
10. Casing the Joint [4:40]
11. Suralarm [6:15]
12. The Arrival [5:19]
13. Do Not Adjust Your Volume [9:19]
14. Quarter To Three [7:16]
15. Four Twenty [5:20]
16. Car Trouble [2:52]
17. Back at Mario's [4:06]
18. "Real All About It!" [1:49]
19. Pierre Puts It Together [5:14]
20. The Rat Gets His [8:47]
21. The Waiting Game [9:12]
22. Mado Comes Through [5:31]
23. The Hideout [4:49]
24. Fade to Black [7:07]
1. Color Bars
1. Baseball [1:49]
2. The Blacklist [8:50]
3. "Where Is My Book?" [3:21]
4. Making Rififi [14:39]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [2:43]

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Rififi 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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The archetypal team robbery film ,,, 'Ocean's Eleven' {I} & {2} and 'Ocean's Twelve' might well have studied this now fifty year old B & W masterpiece == to their profit!
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