Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 12 Aug 2007
Max (Jean Gabin) and Riton (René Dary) are two ageing gangsters who manage to pull of their final heist, a spectacular gold bullion robbery at Orly airport. All is well until Max’s former girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau) tips off a rival gangster, Angelo (Lino Ventura). The latter kidnaps Riton and threatens to kill him unless Max hands over the spoils from his robbery.... Helping to birth the French policier, Touchez pas au grisbi exerted a huge influence on subsequent directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville, not least in its spectacularly staged robbery and conniving female protagonist. Impeccably performed, director Becker brings characteristic artistry and flair to the proceedings.