Max and the Junkmen (1971) Image

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Summary: Never before released in U.S. theaters, Claude Sautet’s crime drama about Max, a Paris detective hellbent on justice at any cost after watching one too many wily criminals slip through his fingers. Following a chance encounter with Abel, an Army buddy now working as a scrap collector (most of whose “scrap” just happens to be stolen), Max decides to lure Abel and his gang into committing a bank robbery ... so that he can then catch them red-handed. So Max poses as a wealthy banker and begins a series of illicit rendezvous with the high-class prostitute Lily, who happens to be Abel’s girlfriend, carefully dropping hints about a bank that’s just waiting to be knocked over. But there’s one thing the cold-hearted Max doesn’t factor into his diabolical scheme: the possibility of falling in love. (Film Society Lincoln Center)
Runtime: 112 min
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Production: Fida Cinematografica
Genres: Drama, Romance, Crime
Countries: France, Italy
Language: French
Director Credit
Claude Sautet Director
Writer Credit
Claude Néron Writer
Claude Sautet Writer
Jean-Loup Dabadie Writer
Cast Credit
Alain Grellier Guy
Albert Augier One Of Lily's Clients
Bernard Fresson Abel Maresco
Boby Lapointe Lui Serafino/'P'tit Lu'
Dominique Zardi Baraduch
François Périer Rosinsky
Georges Wilson Le Commissaire
Henri-Jacques Huet A. Cyriaque/'Dromadaire'
Jacques Canselier Jean-Marie Patinet/'Jean-Jean'
Maurice Auzel Antoine Chantoiseau/'Tony'
Michel Creton Robert Saidani
Michel Piccoli Max
Philippe Léotard Losfeld
Robert Favart Loiselle
Romy Schneider Julia Anna Ackermann/'Lily'
Producer Credit
Raymond Danon Producer
Roland Girard Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: