Afs Presents: Max & The Junkmen

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Austin Film Society says
Fri, April 10 at 8 PM and Sun April 12 at 4 PM

MAX & THE JUNKMEN
D.CLAUDE SAUTET, France, 1971, 35mm, 112 min.

Largely unseen in the US is Claude Sautet's beatifully plotted policier, which was undistributed in the United States until a theatrical touring print was made available in 2013. Based on a detective novel, the film could almost be a Philip Marlowe noir with one exception-- the detective in question is not to be trusted. A deliciously shady Michel Piccoli plays a police inspector who is obsessed with tracking down criminals. Born to a wealthy family, his only pride is in his work, and he is unscrupulous in his methods. Convinced that a wild group of young scrap thieves were somehow involved in a big robbery, Max devises a way to urge them into a worse crime, where he'll be able to catch them in the act.

Part of the series:

PERFECT CRIMINALS: THE '70s FRENCH NOIR CONNECTION
In association with Drafthouse Films, AFS presents a series of some of the best French crime films of the '70s. This was the era of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon, of souped up Citroens and quayside holdups in Marseilles. We are proud to present films from Jean-Pierre Melville (of course) and also his talented peers Claude Sautet and Henri Verneuil.

This series is presented in conjunction with Drafthouse Films to celebrate the release of THE CONNECTION.

See here for the trailer and updates about THE CONNECTION: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-connection
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By: Austin Film Society

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