Touchez Pas au Grisbi
aka Honour Among Thieves
Running Time: 93 minutes
Release Date: 21/08/2017
Content Type: Movie
Jacques Becker's Touchez Pas au Grisbi occupies a significant part in French cinema history.
Max (Jean Gabin, La Grande Illusion) and Riton (René Dary) are two ageing gangsters who manage to pull off their final heist, a spectacular gold bullion robbery at Orly airport. All is well until Max's former girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau, Jules et Jim) tips off a rival gangster, Angelo (Lino Ventura). The latter kidnaps Ritton and threatens to kill him unless Max hands over the spoils from his robbery...
Helping to birth the French policier, a European transposition of the fantastic American gangster films of the 1940s, Touchez Pas au Grisbi exerted a huge influence on subsequent directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville.
•New interview with Ginette Vincendeau
•New interview with jean becker
•Interview with Jeanne Moreau
•Jeanne Moreau on gros plan (c) INA - 1957
1.37: 1 Black and White
PCM Uncompressed mono - French
Albert Simonin (novel)
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