Rififi (1955)

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Jules Dassin directs Jean Servais, Robert Manuel and himself in the classic heist thriller. 

Taut and perfectly executed this is about as good as hard boiled cinema and acting gets. The wordless 30 minute long heist sequence still thrills but the final, delirious kidnapping and rescue set piece enters the surreal with its pleasurable dash to the finish. A great night at the movies.

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