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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 »
NewsDesk:
(42 articles)
User Reviews:
Hollywood, come up with your own ideas! See more (101 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:U (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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Writer/director Jules Dassin portrayed Cesar only because the actor that was hired encountered contract problems just prior to filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jo climbs down into Mappin & Webb, he is the fourth and final member of the gang. Yet you can see another pair of legs still in the room above.See more »
Quotes:
Mario Ferrati:[to Tony about Cesar] For a job with you he'll come. Cesar! There's not a safe that can resist Cesar and not a woman that Cesar can resist.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Thick as Thieves (2009/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
La chanson 'Le Rififi'See more »

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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Hollywood, come up with your own ideas!, 19 June 2006
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

RIFIFI (Jules Dassin - France 1955)

To me, it seems a very risky idea to attempt a Hollywood-remake of Jules Dassin's 1955 classic RIFIFI. Planned for release in 2007, Al Pacino apparently is gonna play the lead, taking on the role of Tony le Stephanois. Risky business... How they're gonna pull this off?

Ironically, Dassin was blacklisted in Hollywood and went on to try his luck in France and made this little masterpiece, aptly called by some "The Grandddady of all caper- and heist movies". In my opinion, it remains a one-of-a-kind classic, beautifully filmed with one of the most memorable endings ever to be put on film. Whatever one's opinion of the film.

In the last couple of years RIFIFI has become dangerously overpraised. Nevertheless, this French noir-classic shouldn't be forgotten. Go see it, before the remake is out there, in order to have some ammunition for comparing the two.

Camera Obscura --- 9/10

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