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Rififi Play Dates


France, 1955
Director: Jules Dassin
Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Jules Dassin
Screenwriter: Jules Dassin, René Wheeler, Auguste Le Breton
Based on the novel by Auguste Le Breton
Cinematography: Philippe Agostini
Music: Georges Auric
Song: "Rififi" by Jacques Larue, Philippe-Gérard
Genre: Drama, Crime
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 118 minutes

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. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Jules Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Director (Cannes Film Festival, 1955)
Prix Méliès (French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1956)
Top Foreign Films (National Board of Review, 1956)
Special Award for the Re-release (New York Film Critics Circle, 2000)

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