Rififi In The City

Directed by Jesús Franco
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
1963
104 Minutes
Spain, France
Spanish
Classics, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Not Rated
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Following his international breakthrough with THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF, director Jesús Franco delivered a startling crime thriller that pistol-whipped European notions of film noir while lighting the fuse on Uncle Jess' own insane aesthetic. Jean Servais of RIFIFI fame stars in RIFIFI IN THE CITY, a nihilistic trip through a pulp underworld of thugs, snitches, nightclub dames and black-gloved giallo-style murders. The film - which led an impressed Orson Welles to hire Franco as his assistant on CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT - now features an HD scan from the original negative for the first time ever.

  • Highest Rating
    "A real treat for the eyes and ears, Rififi in the City deserves to be spoken of more often in the Franco canon and has gone ignored for far too long."
    Mondo Digital
  • Highest Rating
    "Franco seems to be pulling the scab off of Spain's somewhat tortured political history with this film, but he also kind of amazingly presages the whole giallo movement in some significant ways."
    Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-Ray.com
  • Highest Rating
    "The plot is filled with exciting moments, and the pacing of the film is pitch-perfect."
    Michael Den Boer, 10K Bullets
  • Highest Rating
    "A lost gem... If any Franco film deserves rediscovery, it's RIFIFI IN THE CITY."
    Senses of Cinema

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