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Choice of Arms

Choice of Arms

A Feature film by Alain Corneau

Produced by R.M.C, Sara Films, Parafrance

Release in France : 19/08/1981

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Executive Producers :

R.M.C, Sara Films, Parafrance

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

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Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and Mickey, a menacing hothead, demands money of Noel. A few days later, Mickey returns to the estate, shoots up a dinner party and threatens them again. Noel sends Nicole to an hotel and goes to his old gang to help him hunt down the dangerous Mickey. Mickey has other problems, too, including heartache for a daughter he hardly knows. Young, eager cops tail Nicole, and all are on a complicated collision course.

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Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Screenwriters :

Michel Grisolia, Alain Corneau

Sound Recordist :

Michel Desrois

Production Manager :

Daniel Deschamps

Continuity supervisor :

Hélène Sebillotte

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Costume designers :

Christiane Fageol, Adrienne Ghenassia

Assistant directors :

Laurent Ferrier, Pascal Ortega, Gilles Katz, Serge Cukier

Director of Photography :

Pierre-William Glenn

Camera Operator :

Jean-Paul Rosa Da Costa

Editor :

Thierry Derocles

Production Designer :

Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

Stunt performers :

Daniel Vérité, Eric Vasberg, Alain Guerillot, Catherine Coste

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Thriller

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100% French

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Runtime :

2 h 15 min

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