Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #402

Movie: Du rififi chez les hommes (or) Rififi (French, 1955)

Plot: Three men meticulously plan to rob a bank and bring in a fourth expert into the team. After careful study and trials, they pull of the robbery but a small post-loot female fetish mistake gets them all into trouble.

What Works?
  • The different groups involved - The robbers, their families, the rival gang - etc. are used aptly making way for a crisp narrative.
  • The way the gangsters plan for the heist is something incredible and the suspense is pulsating!
  • The determination of the chieftain played by Jean Servais is evident throughout. The climax is a silent killer! 
Breathtaking heist stuff!