Part of a season of French film noir to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary crime author and master of ’argot’ Auguste Le Breton. Get ready for some Rififi !
A Sicilian family, headed by Vittorio Manalese (Jean Gabin), plan to steal a cache of diamonds. Roger Senet (Alain Delon), in prison for murder, is hired for the occasion and sprung with the help of the family. However, once the caper is successfully carried out, Senet finds himself on the wrong side of the clan when they discover that he has been having an affair with Manalese’s daughter-in-law.
By Henri Verneuil (1969, 113 mins)
Cast : Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick, Amedeo Nazzari, Sydney Chaplin
Film script based on Auguste Le Breton’s novel
Music: Ennio Morricone
IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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Auguste Le Breton season
Le Breton established himself as an emblematic author with a special insight into the world of French criminal underworld. Close to the Parisian mob, he frequented the bars, gambling dens and gangs of Montmartre and gathered real life experiences which he nourished his novels with. Inventor of the word ‘Rififi’, he is best known for having introduced argot and slang to literature and for the screen adaptations of many of his novels that instantly became noir classics.
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