Rififi 1955 Criterion CollectionDirector Jules Dassin may have been driven out of Hollywood in the 1950s during the House “Un-American” Activities Committee blacklist era, but that didn’t stop him from going to Europe and creating one of the greatest crime capers of all time.

Tony le Stephanois has just been released from prison after serving five years for jewel robbery. After initial reservations, he agrees to participate in another jewel heist along with two past compatriots Jo le Suedois and Mario Farrati. The three also enlist a reliable safecracker Cesar le Milanais. Tony, however, is thinking big and rather than the somewhat minor job his friends had contemplated, insists that they go for the big heist — cracking a Paris jewelry store's safe. The four men plan the job meticulously — timing, equipment, testing how to neutralize the alarm, etc—and then proceed to carry out the job one night. They are successful and manage to get away with 250 million francs worth of jewelry.
Unfortunately for Tony and his friends, however, the Grutter brothers who run a popular Paris nightspot, L'Age d'Or, become aware that Tony and his gang were responsible for the heist...

Director: Jules Dassin
Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel
Country: France
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rififi (1955) Criterion Collection 2001 edition
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DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:58:35 | 7.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Espanol(custom)

Extras:
• Jules Dassin - in this video interview, Jules Dassin recalls how Rififi, his first impression of the film's script, the cast and crew he worked with, etc. Mr. Dassin also discusses his notorious blacklisting in America. The interview was conducted by Criterion in New York City in the summer of 2000. In English, not subtitled. (29 min).
• Stills Gallery - a collection of sketches by production designer Alexandre Trauner, cast photos, and production stills.
• Trailer

Download Rififi / Du rififi chez les hommes (1955) DVD9 (2001 edition) Criterion Collection:

Rififi.1955.U.part1.rar
Rififi.1955.U.part2.rar

Rififi (1955) Criterion Collection 2014 edition
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BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:58:24 | 40.9 Gb + 7.80 Gb + 3% rec
Language: French, English
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Jules Dassin - in this video interview, Jules Dassin recalls how Rififi, his first impression of the film's script, the cast and crew he worked with, etc. Mr. Dassin also discusses his notorious blacklisting in America. The interview was conducted by Criterion in New York City in the summer of 2000. In English, not subtitled. (29 min).
• Stills Gallery - a collection of sketches by production designer Alexandre Trauner, cast photos, and production stills.
• Trailer

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