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.
Cast: Michel Piccoli, François Périer, Georges Wilson, Romy Schneider, Bernard Fresson
Directed by: Claude Sautet
Running time: 1hr 47min
Opens: Aug 10, 2012 NY (Re-release)
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