Film / Rififi

Rififi (French: Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) is a 1955 French Caper crime drama adaptation of Auguste Le Breton's novel of the same name, directed by American filmmaker Jules Dassin.

A band of four come together to commit an almost impossible theft, the burglary of an exclusive jewelry shop in Paris. The centerpiece of the film is an intricate half hour heist scene depicting the crime in detail, shot in near silence, without dialogue or music. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals in actual crimes around the world.

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