Hands Off the Loot

Synopsis

Loosely translated as “Don’t Touch the Loot”, Touchez Pas au Grisbi is Jacques Becker’s poetic evocation of the criminal underworld of Paris’s Montmartre district. The stylish crime caper stars Jean Gabin and a young, pony-tailed Jeanne Moreau. Becker was an assistant director on an earlier film in which a younger Gabin delivered a memorable performance: Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion (1937), also featured in this series. (96 mins., 35mm, in French with English subtitles)

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