Touchez pas au grisbi (1954)

A haunting, witty and masterful film about honour and ageing, starring Jean Gabin.
In terms of plot this might seem the familiar story of thieves fighting over the spoils from a bank robbery, but Becker elevates it by focussing on a rich gallery of characters, dominated by the magisterial Jean Gabin, as well as former boxer Lino Ventura in his first screen role. 
1954 France, Italy
Directed by
Jacques Becker
Produced by
Robert Dorfmann
Written by
Jacques Becker, Albert Simonin, Maurice Griffe
Jean Gabin, René Dary, Paul Frankeur
Running time
94 minutes