#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After five years in prison, Tony le Stéphanois meets his dearest friends Jo and the Italian Mario Ferrati 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, who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L’ Âge d’ Or Louis Grutter, and he humiliates her, beating on her back for being unfaithful. 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 to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the Don Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress.
Plot: Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony’s absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.
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Breathtakingly brilliant! Still one of the greatest crime movies ever made.
‘Rififi’ is so damn good it takes your breath away! Director Jules Dassin, blacklisted from Hollywood, was living almost hand to mouth in Europe and taking any job he could get, when he made this movie, a project he was initially not at all excited by. Happily he turned around an awful situation and ended up making a classic thriller which is still one of the greatest crime movies ever made. One of the most influential too, having an impact on movies like ‘The Killing’, ‘The Anderson Tapes’, ‘Thief’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘The Score’ and many, many others. ‘Rififi’ is a classic heist movie but it is much more than that, it is a superbly written and acted character study. The robbery sequence itself is regarded as one of the most impressive in film history, but it is by no means the only thing worth watching this movie for. In fact I’d go so far as to call it perfect. Every time you watch it you discover something more of interest. Jean Servais, who later appeared in the entertaining horror sexploitation movie ‘The Devil’s Nightmare’, is absolutely wonderful as Tony, a veteran criminal talked into joining his young friend Jo (Carl Mohner) in a daring robbery. His performance is first rate, but Mohner and the rest of the cast are equally good, including Drassin himself as Cesar, an Italian safe-cracker who inadvertently causes the gangs ultimate downfall. There’s a brilliant scene between Servais and Drassin towards the end of the movie which is short but unforgettable. Look out for it. Truffaut raved about this movie calling it the best Noir he’d ever seen. I don’t think he was exaggerating, it really IS that good, and personally I think it’s a much better movie than Truffaut’s more celebrated ‘Breathless’. If you enjoy crime thrillers it doesn’t get much better than this! Highly recommended!
Brilliant & Totally Engrossing
One of the most striking features of this classic heist movie is just how successfully it imparts so much information about its characters, the robbery and all that happens afterwards, in the limited time available. This is done with great skill and without ever appearing to be rushed. Time is taken to introduce the various characters and to show their relationships to each other before the meticulous planning process is carried out and every stage of the robbery is then shown in great detail and every aspect of the numerous events that follow is depicted briskly and commendably, without any loss of clarity.
The robbery itself is shown in a remarkably tense 28 minute sequence during which there is no dialogue and every action seems vital to the success of the operation. The suspense then increases further when it becomes clear that the time available to the gang is very close to running out.
Tony le Stephanois (Jean Servais), an ageing criminal who’s just been released from prison, meets up with his protégé Jo le Suedois (Carl Mohner) who suggests that they carry out a jewellery robbery together with Mario Ferrati (Robert Manuel). After considering Jo’s proposal, Tony decides not to take part and instead tracks down his ex-girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) who, in his absence, has taken up with Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) a rival gangster and nightclub owner. Tony takes Mado back to his apartment where he becomes angry about her relationship with Grutter and brutally beats her with a belt. Afterwards, he reconsiders Jo’s offer and decides to take part in the heist subject to various changes being made to the original plan.
The three men take on expert safe-cracker Cesar le Milanais (Jules Dassin credited as Perlo Vita) of whom it’s said that “there’s no safe that can resist Cesar and no woman that Cesar can resist”. On arrival in Paris, Cesar soon starts a relationship with Viviane (Magali Noel) who’s a singer at Grutter’s nightclub.
The four men successfully carry out the robbery and arrangements are in hand for the hot jewels to be fenced. During the robbery, without anyone else noticing, Cesar took a diamond ring which he kept and later gave to Viviane. When Grutter sees Viviane’s ring he quickly deduces who’s carried out the high profile heist and after getting information out of Cesar, goes after the other gang members so that he can pocket the proceeds of the heist for himself. The action that Grutter subsequently takes (including the kidnapping of Jo’s son) ultimately leads to none of the gang profiting from the success of the heist.
“Rififi” was the second film that Jules Dassin had made in Europe after having been blacklisted in Hollywood during the McCarthy era and interestingly his character betrays his fellow gang members just as he himself had been betrayed by others who gave evidence about him to the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Tony is man who looks drained, disillusioned and haggard and who doesn’t even look forward to enjoying the rewards that he can reasonably expect to gain from the heist. Jean Servais is magnificent in this role as his appearance and manner so perfectly reflect Tony’s state of mind. He also conveys powerfully the innate sadness of a man who’s compelled to live by his own code of principles even when doing the right thing brings him profound regret (as happens when he has to deal with Cesar’s betrayal). He is though, also capable of kindness and selflessness as he had protected Jo from having to serve a prison sentence and also had a warm relationship with his Godson (Jo’s son).
Gang member Mario provides the movie with its most humorous moments and Viviane supplies the musical entertainment with a great rendition of the title song which explains the meaning of “Rififi”.
The moody Paris locations provide an ideal backdrop for this story of greed, cruelty, betrayal and revenge and it’s incredible just how engrossing this low budget movie remains so many years after it was first released. It really is a marvellous achievement and a wonderful example of top class filmmaking.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Jules Dassin
Writer Auguste Le Breton (novel), Jules Dassin (adaptation), René Wheeler (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (dialogue)
Actors Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey
Awards 6 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Prima Film, Indusfilms, Société Nouvelle Prodis
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm