About the film
Max and the Junkmen
Release Date: February 17, 1971
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Romance|
|Production Companies||:||Lira Films, Sonocam, Fida Cinematografica|
|Producers||:||Raymond Danon, Roland Girard, Ralph Baum, Paul Dufour|
|Writers||:||Claude Sautet, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Néron, Claude Néron|
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. A reluctant captain provides Max intelligence and Max starts spending evenings with Lilly, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the group's leader. He poses as a rich banker with money to burn and encourages Lilly to think about her future. He hints at a payroll that comes through his bank. The plot works, the petty thieves think they're ready for a big score, and the cops are in place. What could go wrong with Max's cold plan? Who's entrapped?