Max and the Junkmen (Max et les ferrailleurs)

Max, chief police officer of the highway unit, has a very personal concept of justice: catching criminals red-handed. When a sting operation he's planned goes south, Max has a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Abel, who has fallen into pillaging the Nanterre zone of Paris with a group of ferrailleurs [junkmen]. Frustrated and obsessed by his inability to catch the professional criminals at his doorstep, Max hatches a plan to bring down Abel's amateur group. By starting a strange relationship with Lily, a prostitute with whom Abel lives, Max, passes himself off as a successful banker, and weaves a web of intrigue that he hopes will snare Abel and the ferrailleurs.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Claude Sautet

Cast:

  • Michel Piccoli
  • Romy Schneider
  • Georges Wilson
  • Bernard Fresson
  • François Périer
  • Boby Lapointe
  • Michel Creton
  • Henri-Jacques Huet
  • Jacques Canselier
  • Alain Grellier

Writers:

  • Jean-Loup Dabadie
  • Claude Néron

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