UW Cinematheque - 35mm Forever!
Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) | France | 1955 | 35mm | 120 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Jules Dassin
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Hossein A down-and-out ex-con plans a brazen daytime robbery in order to recover his underworld status. Working in exile from McCarthy-era Hollywood, Dassin transplants his American noir aesthetic to the dark streets of Paris in this edgy heist film. Rififi’s cinematic tour-de-force: a 30-minute burglary sequence performed entirely without dialogue. Preceded by Tex Avery’s Deputy Droopy (1955, 7 min.).