Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Perfect Crime 

Max is an atypical detective in Paris. He's independently wealthy, a touch arrogant and obsessed with catching criminals in the act so there can be no doubt of their guilt. When he stumbles on an unambitious gang of scrap-metal thieves who are unaware of Max's true profession, he convinces them to go for a big score and tackle bank robbery. Posing as a haughty bank inspector, Max implicates himself in the scheme for professional reasons at first but soon finds himself drawn to Lily, the girlfriend of burglar-in-charge Abel. The deeper he inveigles his way into the criminal fraternity, the more problematic his life becomes. Can he pull the trigger on his original plan, or will he shoot himself in the foot in order to save Lily? Claude Sautet's Max and the Junkmen is a sophisticated heist movie from a master director. It screens at 7 p.m. tonight at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or as part of the Classic French Film Festival. Tickets are $10 to $12.
Sat., June 15, 2013

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Latest in Night & Day

More by Nicole Beckert

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation