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Max and the Junkmen Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Bernard Fresson, François Périer, Georges Wilson, Philippe Léotard

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MAX AND THE JUNKMEN (Max et les Ferrailleurs) is a movie cowritten and directed by Claude Sautet in 1971.
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A former judge, Max has become a police inspector for ten years now. Deceived by justice, he's obsessed by the idea of catching criminals "in the act" so that they can be condemned to a maximum sentence. He's now imagining a brilliant scheme involving a group of junkmen. Max will make the acquaintance of Romy -Lily- Schneider, a prostitute who's the girlfriend of the gang's boss and tell her he's a banker. Little by little, he will manipulate her and finally push her to convince the junkmen to rob his "own" bank.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   armed robbers! Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by a prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Is this movie based on a    -   book

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