The first scene is a van coming up to a building with a few people performing some kind of crime. I think they’re armed and maybe hooded.
This scene chronologically happens after what comes next in the movie, but the movie gives no clue that the rest (or most) of the movie is a flashback. It is only when the same scene is shown again that you understand that the first scene wasn’t the first chronological event.
I saw it on TV in the 2000s and I’d say it’s probably older than the late 1980s. It is most probably American, even though I saw it dubbed in French