Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Max’s hapless partner lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped, two-timing Josy (Jeanne Moreau), Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld.
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i should say, it is a gorgeos ultra cool gangster movie, i love melville films, but i can't say no to this flick. with the last heist background, and without showing to much info about it, in the opening i didn't even realise they did the last heist before, and that was great. plus lino ventura is creepy here, gotta honest, masterpiece.
Grisbi means loot in French and this film is about gangsters, cigarettes and big American cars. It's listed as a thriller, but the slow pace would not put it in that genre by today's standards. Some parts scandalous parts in this, film like a woman sniffing coke. In a 1954 film! That kind of stuff was forbidden in the US till at least late seventies.
Pura follia lamentarsi di Grisbì. Interpretazione, ritmo, regia, luci... però inizia a farsi sentire un certo iato, si avverte l'artificiosità della personaggioi di Gabin (un malavitoso aristocratico). Più corretto ***/ ? Un poco datato?
Comparison's between Grisbi and Bob Le flambeur are bound to arise, but I would say Bob Le flambeur would stay ahead of this game due to the significant reason that it s made up of the signature noir elements of betrayal, the amateur gangster, golden era of jazz, and of course the predecessor to all heist movies with an ending ahead of it's genre. But grisbi cannot be undermined and hasn't aged yet.
I love gangster movies to begin with, but this was so different from the many I have seen. Max, played by Jean Gabin, is probably my favorite reluctant illegitimate business man beside Pacino in 'the Godfather'. I really loved the look of each character and how distinguishable each was from one another. I love how tired Max was of a fast young man's lifestyle, & how badly (though subtly) he wanted to slow it down.