Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"We Want Our DVD!":
"We Want Our DVD!": “Du Rififi chez Les Femmes” (“Riff Raff Girls”) (1959); Starring Nadja Tiller and Robert Hossein - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s: French gangster movies about mobs, molls, and ingenious but ill-fated heists enjoyed a big vogue in Europe in the 1950s and early 1960s, especially after the success of Jules Dassin’s stylish “Du Rififi chez Les Hommes” in 1955. Opening here a year later in an edited, subtitled print as “Rififi,” Dassin’s picture drew a small but appreciative audience of critics and foreign-film fans, and became a perennial favorite in American art houses, repertory theaters, and film schools.