Part of Heist!
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes….
Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), back from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. RIFIFI is the ultimate heist movie, a mélange of suspense, brutality and dark humor that was an international hit, earned Jules 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.
“The best of all heist movies!” —Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice “The best noir I’ve ever seen.” ––François Truffaut “This is perhaps the keenest crime film that ever came from France, including PEPE LE MOKO and some of the best of Louis Jouvet and Jean Gabin.” —Bosley Crowther, New York Times (1956) “One of the great crime thrillers, the benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against, it's no musty museum piece but a driving, compelling piece of work, redolent of the air of human frailty and fatalistic doom.” —Kenneth Turran, Los Angeles Times