Film Noir Classics: RIFIFI

| 1955 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jules Dassin

Tuesday March 20, 2018


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jules Dassin

Starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik.

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) 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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Paul Karasik has selected three films as prime examples of Must-See Film Noir. Paul is an Eisner Award winning cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker and whose graphic novels have been translated world-wide.

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"Viewers become something like collaborators, invested in working out what, say, that umbrella is going to be used for - and then pleased to discover whether we've gotten it right or not."--Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"This is perhaps the keenest crime film that ever came from France, including Pepe le Moko and some of the best of Louis Jouvet and Jean Gabin."--Bosley Crowther, New York Times

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