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29 days to watch
After the New Wave
3.4
70 Ratings

Choice of Arms

Le choix des armes

Directed by Alain Corneau
France, 1981
Crime, Drama
  • French
  • English
After the New Wave

Synopsis

This French production concerns a gangster who retires to the countryside after living a full life of traditional crime. After settling into his new residence with his wife, his past catches up with him when his home is invaded by an unruly punk demanding money.

Our take

We return to the versatile oeuvre of Alain Corneau with a high-tension thriller about a retired mobster (Montand!), his wife (Deneuve!), and a prison escapee (Depardieu!). The familiar story of a mobster returning for one last job is revised here with nuance, carving a film of rare unpredictability.

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