FIAF Virtual CinéSalon & Events On Demand

CinéSalon | Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes)

Unlock to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: United States of America.
$6.99After unlocking, you'll have 3 days 20 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching. Need help?

Online: Tuesday, May 4–Monday, May 10, 2021

FIAF Members: Free*

Non-Members: $6.99

Not a FIAF Member yet? Sign up at for free access to the film!

*A discount code is sent out via email to all current members. If you have not received the code, email Allow one business day for a reply.


Du rififi chez les hommes

Video introduction by Melissa Errico

Dir. Jules Dassin, 1955, 118 min

With Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Jules Dassin

In French, Italian, and English with English subtitles

Winner of Best Director Award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival

Winner, 1995 Prix Méliès

After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light.

Rififi is the ultimate heist movie, a mélange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor that was an international hit, earned Dassin the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and has proven wildly influential on the decades of heist thrillers that have come in its wake. — Criterion

“One of the greatest crime movies ever made.” – The Guardian

“This is perhaps the keenest crime film that ever came from France, including Pepe le Moko and some of the best of Louis Jouvet and Jean Gabin.” – The New York Times

“One of the great crime thrillers, the benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against, it’s no musty museum piece but a driving, compelling piece of work, redolent of the air of human frailty and fatalistic doom.” – The Los Angeles Times

  • Year
  • Runtime
    118 minutes
  • Language
    French and Italian with English subtitles, English
  • Country
  • Director
    Jules Dassin
  • Cast
    Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Jules Dassin