Rififi. 1955. France. Directed by Jules Dassin. Screenplay by Jules Dassin, Auguste Le Breton, René Wheeler. With Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel. 122 min.
Blacklisted American director Dassin found refuge in France, where his first film was this international hit, a sleek and cynical heist thriller inspired by The Asphalt Jungle and spiced up with the inventive underworld slang of novelist Auguste Le Breton.