Starring Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, François Périer, Georges Wilson, Bernard Fresson, Boby Lapointe, Michel Creton, Philippe Léotard, Dominique Zardi, Robert Favart, Henri-Jacques Huet, Dany Jacquet, Betty Beckers, Jacques Canselier, Maurice Auzel
Max, a former judge, is obsessed with catching criminals red-handed. He almost never succeeds. When he meets an old friend who has become a petty crook, he hits on the idea of encouraging his friend's gang to commit a hold-up, so as to catch them in the act. But then Max falls in love with his friend's girlfriend.