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Directed by Jules Dassin • 1955 • France
Starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel
After making such American noir classics as BRUTE FORCE and THE NAKED CITY, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: 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.