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Max and the Junkmen

Max et les ferrailleurs

Directed by Claude Sautet
France, Italy, 1971
Crime, Drama
  • French
  • English
Claude Sautet: A French Classic

Synopsis

Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank.

Our take

A success in his home country, director Claude Sautet has never had the auteur reputation of his contemporaries (the French New Wave!). We hope to help some with a 4-film retrospective devoted to this nuanced dramatist. We begin with a sinister policier starring Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider.

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