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    Rififi (CEI INCOM, 1956). Italian 4 - Fogli (55" X 78").
    "Rififi" is French slang for trouble--the kind of trouble that comes from macho posturing and bluster. Writer/Director Jules Dassin knew trouble--he had been a promising young director in the 1940s, but found himself blacklisted after the McCarthy Red Scare hearings. Leaving America for France in 1953, he had a difficult time at first, unfamiliar with the language and having no connections in the film world there. This micro-budget heist film was his breakthrough, winning him the Cannes Film Festival Best Director prize. However, there was still trouble to come--several real-life criminals copied the techniques used in the film to successfully pull off robberies. Mexico even banned the film for that reason. This Italian 4-fogli has touchup to folds and crossfolds, chips in the bottom border, and a chip in the face in the upper right. Wonderfully eerie and moody artwork pictures the crew of thieves. Very Fine on Linen.


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