Rififi Film Still

Rififi

Jules Dassin

 
Rififi (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • France
  • 1955
  • 118 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #115

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.

Cast

Tony le StéphanoisJean Servais
Jo le SuédoisCarl Möhner
Mario FerratiRobert Manuel
LouiseJanine Darcey
Louis GrutterPierre Grasset
Rémi GrutterRobert Hossein
Pierre GrutterMarcel Lupovici
TonioDominique Morin
VivianeMagali Noël
MadoMarie Sabouret
Ida FerratiClaude Sylvain
César le MilanaisJules Dassin (as Perlo Vita)

Credits

DirectorJules Dassin
Based on the novel byAuguste Le Breton
ScreenplayJules Dassin
With the participation ofRené Wheeler and Auguste Le Breton
DialogueAuguste Le Breton
MusicGeorges Auric
Art directorAlexandre Trauner
CinematographyPhilippe Agostini
EditingRoger Dwyre
ProducersHenri Bérard, Pierre Cabaud and René Bézard

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with director Jules Dassin from 2000
  • Set design drawings by art director Alexandre Trauner
  • Production stills
  • Trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

    New cover by Tang Yau Hoong

Film Essays

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Rififi: A Global Caper

By J. Hoberman January 14, 2014

Jules Dassin’s atmospheric, genre-defining heist thriller combines American virtuosity with French cool. Read more »


Film Essays

Rififi: Love Made Invisible

By Jamie Hook April 23, 2001

In 1955, Jules Dassin, an American director in exile in Paris, made this flat-out perfect piece of cinema. The film came as a redemption for Dassin: a one-time promising young director cranking . . . Read more »

Features

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Dark Passages: The Devil in the Details

By Imogen Sara Smith January 16, 2017

The Asphalt Jungle To make the performance of a tedious, exacting, time-consuming task riveting to watch, it is only necessary for the activity to be illegal. This is the lesson of heist movies, . . . Read more »


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Dark Passages: What’s in a Name

By Imogen Sara Smith September 20, 2016

If you consider noir as a global phenomenon, then films like Julien Duvivier’s Pépé le moko (1937), Jean Renoir’s La bête humaine (1938), and Carné’s Port of Shadows (1938) may be the first full . . . Read more »


Interviews


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Inside Rififi

January 16, 2014


Film Essays

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Rififi: A Global Caper

By J. Hoberman January 14, 2014

Jules Dassin’s atmospheric, genre-defining heist thriller combines American virtuosity with French cool. Read more »


Film Essays

Rififi: Love Made Invisible

By Jamie Hook April 23, 2001

In 1955, Jules Dassin, an American director in exile in Paris, made this flat-out perfect piece of cinema. The film came as a redemption for Dassin: a one-time promising young director cranking . . . Read more »

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