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Rififi (1955)

Du rififi chez les hommes (original title)

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Director: Jules Dassin
Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel


Fresh out of jail, Tony le Stephanois plans a massive jewel heist. He puts together a team and sets the wheels in motion. He discovers that his girlfriend at the time of his arrest has a new boyfriend, a big-time gangster. Little does he know it but this fact will interfere with the heist.
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Rififi depicts the perfect heist in more ways than one, telling its story so effectively that it essentially provided the template for an entire genre to follow.
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