Max and the Junkmen

Directed by Claude Sautet
Year: 1971
Running Time: 112 minutes
Country: France
Language: French

The aloof, Parisian detective Max is frustrated by a gang of robbers he has failed to catch, time and time again. To save face, he decides to entice the petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. He poses as a rich banker and lures the lead criminal's girlfriend, Lilly, with a hefty payroll that comes through his bank. The gang of thieves take the bait and start putting together a job, the cops lying in wait for them. Max's plan is coming to fruition – but will it pay off, or will the theives escape with the dough?

Cast
Romy Schneider
Michel Piccoli
François Périer
Georges Wilson
Boby Lapointe
Philippe Léotard
Bernard Fresson

Crew
Directed by Claude Sautet