A twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light. Rififi is the ultimate heist movie, a mélange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor that was an international hit, earned Dassin the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and has proven wildly influential on the decades of heist thrillers that have come in its wake.
Initial release: 13 April 1955 (France)
Cinematography: Philippe Agostini
Art House & International, Drama
Auguste Le Breton, René Wheeler, Jules Dassin