8pm  Sunday 5th February 2017
RIFIFI          [12]       116 mins
JULES DASSIN  (France 1955)
Jules Dassin, Jean Servais, Carl Mohner

Lewes Film ClubDescribed by Francois Truffaut as 'the best film noir i've ever seen', Rififi is indeed one of cinema's seminal heist movies. The heist itself is a dazzling and suspenseful set-piece which is nearly 30 minutes of action, without dialogue or soundtrack music, that demonstrates step-by-step the professionalism and ingenuity of the thieves who have targeted the supposedly impregnable safe in a heavily-alarmed jewellery store. Jules Dassin, directing as well as starring, admirably sustains the tension for the rest of the film, until its brilliant finale.

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