NOIR CITY 12: TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN / RIFIFI
Saturday, February 1: France
The price of admission gets you into the full double bill.
TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN (DEUX HOMMES DANS MANHATTAN)
(1959, France, 84 min., English subtitles)
Scr. and Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
When a French delegate to the United Nations vanishes into thin air, two French journalists comb nocturnal Manhattan in search of answers. Melville's obsession with the look and sound of American culture is given free rein in this jazzily directed homage to film noir and New York.
RIFIFI (DU RIFIFI CHEZ LES HOMMES)
(1955, France, 122 min., English subtitles)
Scr. Rene Wheeler and Auguste Le Breton, from Breton's novel. Dir. Jules Dassin
This French equivalent of The Asphalt Jungle focuses on four professional crooks determined to execute the perfect heist. Transplanted American director Jules Dassin executes the most suspenseful robbery sequence of all time in this legendary crime classic. Jean Servais leads the gang.
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