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Du rififi chez les hommes
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Director:
Writers:
Auguste Le Breton (novel)
Jules Dassin (adaptation)
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Release Date:
5 June 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
["Rififi"] ...means Trouble!
Plot:
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Magnificent Fim-Noir See more (108 total) »

Cast

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Jean Servais ... Tony le Stéphanois

Carl Möhner ... Jo le Suedois
Robert Manuel ... Mario Ferrati
Janine Darcey ... Louise
Pierre Grasset ... Louis Grutter aka Louis le Tatoué
Robert Hossein ... Remi Grutter
Marcel Lupovici ... Pierre Grutter
Dominique Maurin ... Tonio

Magali Noël ... Viviane
Marie Sabouret ... Mado les Grands Bras
Claude Sylvain ... Ida Ferrati

Jules Dassin ... Cesar le Milanais (as Perlo Vita)
Armandel ... Second Gambler
Alain Bouvette ... Footman, 'L'Age D'Or'
Alice Garan
André Dalibert ... Webb, le bijoutier (as Dalibert)
Jacques David
Émile Genevois ... Charlie
Marcelle Hainia ... Fredo's Wife
Marcel Lesieur ... Fredo (as Lesieur)

Daniel Mendaille ... Lookout
Huguette Montréal
Lita Recio (as Lita Reccio)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Besnard ... Third Gambler (uncredited)
Teddy Bilis ... Teddy Laurentin (uncredited)
Jenny Doria ... (uncredited)
René Hell ... Un camelot (uncredited)
Gilbert Moreau ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Maryse Paillet ... Charlie's Mother (uncredited)
Marcel Rouzé ... First Gendarme (uncredited)
Roger Rudel ... French voice of Jo le Suédois (uncredited)
Fernand Sardou ... First Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules Dassin 
 
Writing credits
Auguste Le Breton (novel "Du rififi chez les hommes")

Jules Dassin (adaptation)

René Wheeler (collaboration) and
Auguste Le Breton (collaboration)

Auguste Le Breton (dialogue)

Produced by
René Bezard .... producer
Henri Bérard .... producer
Pierre Cabaud .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Philippe Agostini (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roger Dwyre 
 
Production Design by
Alexandre Trauner  (as Trauner)
 
Set Decoration by
Auguste Capelier 
 
Costume Design by
Rosine Delamare 
 
Makeup Department
Anatole Paris .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean Goiran .... unit manager
Louis Manella .... unit manager
René Gaston Vuattoux .... production manager (as René G. Vuattoux)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Dally .... assistant director
Bernard Delandre .... assistant director
Jean-Jacques Vierne .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Louis Charpeaux .... property master (as Charpeaux)
Pierre Charron .... set dresser
Roger Fresca .... tapestry
Georges Kougoucheff .... set dresser (as Kougoucheff)
Maurice Terrasse .... property master
 
Sound Department
Charles Akerman .... sound
Jacques Lebreton .... sound
Jean Philippe .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Bègue .... still photographer (as Begue)
Changlesy .... assistant camera (as Chenglesy)
André Domage .... assistant camera
Raymond Pierre Lemoigne .... assistant camera (as Lemoigne)
Jean-Marie Maillols .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcelle Desvignes .... costume execution
Henriette Ridard .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Denise de Casabianca .... assistant editor
Nadine Trintignant .... assistant editor (as Nadine Marquand)
 
Music Department
Jacques Métehen .... conductor (as Jacques Metehen)
 
Other crew
Wilhelmine Berard .... administrator
Renée Nitzschke .... script girl
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Du rififi chez les hommes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
122 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-13 (2007) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1978) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1959) (heavily cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1956) (uncut) | France:16 (original rating) | France:Tous publics (re-release) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:X (1955) (cut) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
Dassin claims his reasoning for the lengthy silence was realism. He explains that this also reinforces their astonishing teamwork under stress and that these men can, and carry these tasks out with no need for words. They work in a state of complete silence where any sound (like Jo bumping the piano) was their mortal enemy. Note that Cesar wears ballet slippers during the heist.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tony and Mario go out in the black Citroen to time the drive with a stopwatch, they start out in a car with the standard grille and plate # 2126 DB75, but after the first turn they are in a car with an after-market grille and plate # 3510 BU75.See more »
Quotes:
Louise:You're not the only one that had an unhappy childhood, there are millions like you, and, in my eyes, *they* are the tough ones, not you!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in L.A. Noire (2011) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
La chanson 'Le Rififi'See more »

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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A Magnificent Fim-Noir, 21 July 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After five years in prison, Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais) meets his dearest friends Jo (Carl Möhner) and the Italian Mario Ferrati (Robert Manuel) and they invite Tony to steal a couple of jewels from the show-window of the famous jewelry Mappin & Webb Ltd, but he declines. Tony finds his former girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret), who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L' Âge d' Or Louis Grutter (Pierre Grasset), and he humiliates her, beating on her back and taking her jewels. Then he calls Jo and Mario and proposes a burglary of the safe of the jewelry. They invite the Italian specialist in safes and elegant wolf Cesar (Perlo Vita) to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the D. Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress.

"Du Rififi Chez les Hommes" is a magnificent film-noir, certainly among the best I have seen. The screenplay has credibility, supported by an awesome direction of Jules Dassin, stunning performances of the cast and great cinematography. Jean Servais has outstanding performance in the role of a criminal with principles guided by the underworld rules. The famous long silent sequence of the heist is amazing and extremely tense and certainly among the best ones of the cinema history. I am listing this great movie in my list of favorite movies ever. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Rififi"

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