April (Aprel)

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April (Aprel)
Aprel Poster.jpg
Original poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Konstantin Murzenko
Release Date 2001
Language Russian
Studio MB Productions
Non-Stop Productions
STV
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aprel Evgeniy Stychkin
Vladimir Derkach Denis Burgazliev
Alla Aleksandra Kulikova
Artur Gosha Kutsenko
Leonid Petrovich Mikhail Krug


April (original title Aprel) is a Russian 2001 crime drama directed by Konstantin Murzenko. Aprel (Evgeniy Stychkin), a petty criminal, failed a mission to assassinate a businessman Vladimir Derkach (Denis Burgazliev) who is involved in criminal activities of rival gang. Now Aprel has to escape to save his life. Before leaving the town, he visits his girlfriend Alla who works a night nurse in orphanage. The same night Derkach, accompanied with three seasoned gangsters, breaks into the orphanage with a goal to kidnap several infants and use them in illegal organ trade. Now Aprel is the only one who can stop them.


The following weapons were used in the film April (Aprel):

Contents


Pistols

Makarov PM

Aprel (Evgeniy Stychkin) is armed with a suppressed Makarov PM pistol, handed to him earlier by Leonid Petrovich (Mikhail Krug) during the attempt to kill Derkach.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Leonid Petrovich (Mikhail Krug) gives Aprel the PM, packaged in a plastic bag.
Aprel attaches a suppressor to his PM.
He readies the pistol.

Stechkin APS

All three gangsters, Grigoriy (Viktor Terelya), "Komar" ("Gnat") (Valeriy Ivakov) and "Vodolaz" ("Diver") (Dmitriy Bobrov), carry Stechkin APS pistols. During the climactic scene in orphanage their pistols pass in hands of Aprel (Evgeniy Stychkin) and Vladimir Derkach (Denis Burgazliev).

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
"Vodolaz" in the mask of a red monster holds his pistol at the head of Doctor Mertsalov (Aleksandr Nazarov).
"Komar" in the mask of a green monster threatens nurses.
Aprel dual wields APS pistols.
Vladimir holds an APS.
Aprel and Vladimir in a standoff.

Shotguns

Winchester Model 1300

During the climactic scene in orphanage the gang uses a Winchester Model 1300. It it seen in hands of Grigoriy (Viktor Terelya), "Vodolaz" (Dmitriy Bobrov) and Vladimir Derkach (Denis Burgazliev). When Aprel disables most of the gangsters, Doctor Mertsalov (Aleksandr Nazarov) picks up the shotgun.

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube & rubber Butt pad - 12 Gauge
Grigoriy (in blue mask) holds the shotgun.
A close view of the receiver.
A close view of the pump.
Vladimir (in yellow mask) takes a nurse as hostage.
Mertsalov holds the shotgun at the background.

Assault Rifles

AKMS

OMON (Russian SWAT) troopers carry AKMS assault rifles when they appear in the orphanage.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
An OMON trooper on the stairs. A slanted muzzle break, typical for AKM, can be seen.
An ONON trooper hides behind a tree at the left. A folding stock can be seen.

AKS-74U

In the final scene a militsia (police) sergeant (a cameo of movie cinematographer Maksim Trapo) holds an AKS-74U.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
A typical muzzle break of AKS-74U can be seen.

Trivia

In one scene Doctor Mertsalov (Aleksandr Nazarov) plays Doom 2 video game.

Shotgun.
Super Shotgun.



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