Some great French films

I bought a few French films on DVD the other day, all from the fifties and sixties and all superb. I'd recommend them all:

Le Trou - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054407/

A prison break set in La Santé prison in Paris, most of the actors were not professionals.

Bob le Flambeur - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047892/

A casino heist. The main character Bob is a very suave, aging gambler.

Du rififi chez les hommes - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/
(also called just 'rififi')

A gangster film and another heist movie.

There is some great slang in these films too:

balancer quelqu'un - to snitch on someone
fous le camp - get out! (of here) (quite strong this one)
le rififi - fisticuffs
un flambeur - a big time gambler
un truand - vagabond / criminal


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