Choice of Arms

Synopsis: 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 ...
114 min

Choice of Arms

Wait for me.

What are you doing?

Stop, sh*t.

Rock'n roll...

You're feeling better?

Oh you're

so beautiful.

Let's see, oh yes, better.


my sweet, yes.

You kept us awake all night.

You like this, yeah?

We're taking her out?

Straight ahead now.

How do you stop this sh*t?

Turn it off.

Stop sulking, we got off


Now we take it easy.

Stop it, Mickey, enough.

Are you free tomorrow?

Yes, why?

Oh, never mind.

Hello, Air Lingus? I'd like to

reserve two seats for tomorrow.

For Cork.

Yes, round trip, same day.

We can't stay longer.

We have that dinner here

tomorrow night.

Yes hello,

return at 5:

It's perfect.

Mr. and Mrs. Durieux,


pick them up.

Thanks, good bye.

Kilarney January 10th - "Dear

sir last year you and

your wife saw my stud farm;

at the time it was

not for sale. Today, I'm


to sell it, if you're still

interested, please" etc, etc.

That house! To the right.

Too isolated.

Just right for a hideout.

No, we'll be spotted right away

You have something else?

Not for now.

Get down!

What's this sh*t?

- Shut up and don't move!

Just wait now, I'm unarmed

And Ricky? He knows.

Ricky is your long ... Wait!

I will tell you when ...

Wait ...


Just a little longer...

What do I do?

- Wait ... Now!

Oh, sh*t!


Serge... Serge!


Serge... Oh my God!

Serge... Serge!


we have to go right away.

We'll have more information

about the...

We're just off for the day,

We'll be back this evening.

All right.

Are you Durieux?

Yes why?

- You must come with me.


- Serge is over there.

Serge? Where?

Come through the back.

Well Roland, you might have


You're brother had an accident.

- Again? What is it this time?

He got killed.

He f***ed off again, right?

Well, I heard that Serge

Oliver was busting out.

A young punk told me.

And you ran straight to my

brother to tell him?

Well, he kept talking about

that guy Serge so...

Okay, okay. After all that time...

Bravo, let's hope

everyone stays quiet.

The Doctor is coming.

Thanks Noel. And Nicole?

She's okay, she'll be out for


I didn't know where to go.

Sorry I came here.

His friend squealed on us to

Sylvain Constantini.

I am not interested.

I know, but Sylvain is dead.

If his brother knows I'm here,

then it will all start over.

You know what his brother is

doing? Real estate.

Listen, Serge. I'm going to

take care of you.

Stay here as long as you want.

Want to go aboard with your friend?

I can help you, but the all

the rest doesn't concern me.

I'll get you some blankets.

He's scared shitless, no?

Shut up.

You don't know who Noel was!


Sylvain Constantini.

It takes me back 20 years.

Two months from retirement.

Hi Raymond. You must know.

No, know what?

I'll call you in 3 hours.

That was the doctor, what's

going on?

Serge is here.


Where's the other one?

Are you out of your mind?

I'm doing nothing wrong. Swell


You must not be seen. Come

back inside and stay there!

No, I'm fed up, fed up.

I'll take care of your car.

Come, I'll take you back.

By force? I'd like to see that.


you choose, you stay inside

or you leave

and shut your trap and never

come back here.

You think you scare me?

If it's that way, I'll go to

Paris for a spell.

How could you trust that guy?

- Serge is dying.

Hello yes, Serge just passed


No bullshit, don't hang up.

I'm Mickey, let me talk to Noel.

But I just spoke to him.

He must help me leave, he

promised me this morning.

No, no, you can see me, but

I'm coming to see him.

Yes, I'm coming to see him,

what's the matter with you?

Why are you all so scared? If he

doesn't help me you're in deep sh*t.

You have to go.

- I'm coming with you,

You shouldn't.

- You need me, I must come.

You're ok?

- Yeah.

He's here already. You see

we had to hurry.

Gentlemen, I heard the radio

I know why you're here and I

have nothing to say.

You wanted to see me?

Well you've seen me. Now please

leave. Goodbye gentlemen.

Impressive that Durieux?

We are too polite with these



Don't move!

Let me go!

I'll start here.

There's brains up there.

He betrayed me, the bastard,

tipped the pigs off.

The jerk, bastard, the son of

a b*tch.

What possessed you?

I arrested three, like him,


Durieux, we are going to search

your house now.

Henriette, please show these

people in.

Thank you.


We'll find nothing.

Why say that!

Hello Lilianne, where is Fernand?

He's not inside, come back


At least you could take off your shoes.

It's better when the mare

keeps us awake.

I shall I meet you at Orly.

I must go see Constantini.

I can't help it, sorry.

You're hurting my feelings. Me,

involved with such scum?

I know nothing about my brother

that a**hole.

He got mixed up with these

punks and their shady deals.

Do you think a man in my

position can get involved

with this scum? Or with a jerk

like Mickey?

I hope that Serge is not

dragging you into this again.

I dropped my brother, you and

I, we're different.

Yeah, even if at one time we

were rivals.

No, Noel, I don't know who

tipped off my brother.

I can't help you find, Mickey.


Know what?

You make me sick.



What are you doing here?

Just resting.

Knocked out again, last night?

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Alain Corneau

Alain Corneau (7 August 1943 – 30 August 2010) was a French film director and writer. Corneau was born in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret. Originally a musician, he worked with Costa-Gavras as an assistant, which was also his first opportunity to work with the actor Yves Montand, with whom he would collaborate three times later in his career, including Police Python 357 (1976) and La Menace (1977). He directed Gérard Depardieu in the screen adaptation of Tous les matins du monde in 1991. Corneau died in Paris on 30 August 2010 from cancer, aged 67 and was interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery. more…

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