Rififi [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Rififi [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jules Dassin Cast: Jean Servais
Jean Servais
, Robert Manuel
Robert Manuel
, Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
, Marie Sabouret
Marie Sabouret
Jules Dassin
Rififi [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Rififi [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jules Dassin Cast: Jean Servais
Jean Servais
, Robert Manuel
Robert Manuel
, Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
, Marie Sabouret
Marie Sabouret
Jules Dassin

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

Jules Dassin -- in his second European film after being driven out of the United States during the years of the house Un-American Activities Committee hearings -- directed this landmark caper film about the planning and execution of a nighttime robbery at a swanky English jewelry shop in the Rue de Rivoli. The story concerns a collection of thieves who band together to commit a seemingly impossible robbery. The gang consists of a tough, straight-talker named Tony Stephanois (Jean Servais); a young man under Tony's tutelage named Jo (Carl Mohner; a happy-go-lucky Italian by the name of Mario Farrati (Robert Manuel); and a safecracker named Cesar (the director Jules Dassin under the pseudonym of Perlo Vita) who likes to jiggle the combinations of women in his off hours. The set piece of the film is an intricate 28-minute sequence that depicts the robbery in detail -- all filmed silently without dialogue or music. After the success of the robbery, the gang barely has time to celebrate when a rival gangster, Pierre Gruuter (Marcel Lupovici), decides that he wants a cut of the take. When Tony's gang refuses to cooperate, Pierre kidnaps Jo's son, and the gang has to get tough with their nemesis.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2018
UPC: 0715515221610
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 3,794

Special Features

2K Digital Restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Interviews with Director Jules Dassin from 2000; Set Design drawings by Art Director Alexandre Trauner; Production Stills; Trailer; Optional English-Dubbed Soundtrack; Plus: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Servais Tony
Robert Manuel Mario
Jules Dassin Cesar
Marie Sabouret Mado
Janine Darcey Louise
Pierre Grasset Louis Grutter
Robert Hossein Remi Grutter
Marcel Lupovici Pierre Grutter
Dominique Maurin Tonio
Claude Sylvain Ida
Carl Möhner Jo le Suédois
Magali Noël Viviane
André Dalibert le bijoutier
Jacques Besnard Third Gambler
Teddy Bilis Teddy Laurentin
Alain Bouvette Footman, 'L'Age D'Or'
Jacques David Actor
Jenny Doria Actor
Alice Garan Actor
Émile Genevois Charlie,Actor
Marcelle Hainia Fredo's Wife
René Hell Un camelot
Marcel Lesieur Fredo
Daniel Mendaille Lookout
Huguette Montréal Actor
Gilbert Moreau Bit Part
Maryse Paillet Charlie's Mother
Lita Recio Actor
Marcel Rouzé First Gendarme
Roger Rudel French voice of Jo le Suédois
Fernand Sardou First Gambler
Carl Mohner Actor
Magali Noel Actor
Teddy Bilitis Actor
Georges Auric Composer

Technical Credits
Jules Dassin Director,Screenwriter
Auguste Le Breton Screenwriter
Rene G. Vuattoux Producer,Producer
René Bezard Producer
René Wheeler Screenwriter
Pierre Cabaud Producer
Charles Akerman Sound Effects
Jacques Lebreton Sound Effects
Jean Philippe Sound Effects
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