Choice Of Arms (1981)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  Le Choix Des Armes

France, 1981.  , , .  Screenplay by Alain Corneau, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Film Editing by .

Stylish thriller about two convicts who escape from prison and kill two cops in their attempt to outrun the law. The elder of the two, critically wounded in the process, tells his hotheaded companion (Gerard Depardieu) to take him to the mansion of a retired gangster ().  Montand now lives peacefully, running an equestrian ranch with his beautiful wife (Catherine Deneuve), but Depardieu’s appearance on the scene takes the couple’s life from placid to full-throttle danger as they find themselves being chased by the police and some nasty former acquaintances. The story has a few too many tangents, but the acting is of the highest quality, the characters are all very strong and the photography is gorgeous.


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