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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 li...

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Directed by

Jules Dassin

Written by

Auguste Le Breton (Screenplay)
Jules Dassin (Adaptation)
René Wheeler (Screenplay)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

["Rififi"] ...means Trouble!

Cast

Keywords

paris france night club heist italian jewelry cleaner safe burglary tuberculosis newspaper stand silhouetted dancer

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