1hr 58mins
Directed by
Jules Dassin
Jean Servais,
Carl Möhner,
Robert Manuel

Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.

Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), back from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Jules Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.

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A Tribute to Jay Carr

On behalf of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Boston Society of Film Critics, we dedicate this virtual engagement as a tribute to renowned film critic Jay Carr (1936-2014).

Jay wrote reviews for The New York Post and The Detroit News before joining The Boston Globe in 1983, where he was chief film critic until 2002. His legendary "Vintage Stock" column appeared every Friday in the Globe, just one example of his ardent advocacy of independent film and local theaters committed to preserving the history of cinema. In 1989, he was named Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government for his writings on French film. We at the Coolidge are particularly grateful for his support, vital contribution, and legacy.

Every film we offer will be available through the individual distributor's websites and streaming services. You'll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support the Coolidge. Having technical issues? Visit our FAQ page here.

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The best film noir I have ever seen.

Review Author
Francois Truffaut
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The best of all heist movies!

Review Author
Alan Scherstuhl
Review Publication
Village Voice
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The benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against.

Review Author
Kenneth Turan
Review Publication
LA Times

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