Army of Crime, The

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The Army of Crime(L'Armée du crime) (2009)

The Army of Crime (French: L'Armée du crime) is a 2009 French war film directed by Robert Guédiguian. In 1944, during the German occupation of France, an ill-assorted group of resistance fighters, many of whom are foreign nationals, communists and Jews, fight a disorganized war against the Germans and their French collaboraters. Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian), is approached to lead despite his pacifism; circumstances force him to abandon his reluctance. The film is based on the Affiche Rouge (Red Poster) affair, where 23 prominent Resistance Fighters were executed after a show trial and their names, faces and actions in an attempt to discredit them as an "army of crime".

The following weapons were used in the film The Army of Crime:

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Sidearms

Browning Hi-Power

The Browning Hi-Power is the main sidearm of the French Resistance in the film, including Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and most notably Marcel Rayman (Robinson Stévenin).

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Marcel hands a Hi-Power to Missak.
Henri Krasucki (Adrien Jolivet) with his Hi-Power.

Colt M1911A1

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Marcel Rayman (Robinson Stévenin) shows Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) the proper way to use the M1911A1 - good stance and using both hands.
Missak practises with the M1911A1, shooting a photo of Marshall Philippe Pétain.

Beretta M1934

Beretta M1934 is also used by Missak.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Missak loads a magazine into his Beretta M1934...
...and chambers it.

Mle 1892 Revolver

The Mle 1892 Revolver is also used by Resistance fighters.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
An Mle 1892 Revolver can be seen lying in the lower-left corner of the frame, next to the map.
A French Resistance fighter guns down a German driver with his Mle 1892.

FN Model 1910

The FN Model 1910 is used by the Vichy French Police.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
A Vichy French Police Officer holds an FN Model 1910 on an arrested Resistance operative.
An FN Model 1910 can be seen in Marcel Rayman's (Robinson Stévenin) hands, given to him by a Vichy Police Officer for a photoshoot.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is the main weapon of the German Army in the film.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German Squad marches through Paris with Karabiner 98k rifles.
A German Firing Squad stand at attention with their rifles - Ready.
Aim.
Fire!.

Submachine Guns

MP40

In one scene, a pair of German guards at the Police Headquarters are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
The two German guards in the foreground are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

Sten Mk II

Cristea (Xavier Hosten), a Resistance fighter, uses a Sten Mk II to shoot at a bus carrying German soldiers.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Cristea (Xavier Hosten) opens up with a Sten Mk II.
Shooting up the bus.

Grenades

F1 Hand Grenade

French Resistance fighters, including Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian), use the F1 Hand Grenade. In one notable scene, Marcel Rayman (Robinson Stévenin) loses the pin, and Missak carries it back to the apartment and uses one of his wife's sewing needles as a makeshift pin.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade with Mle1935 Fuse
Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) pulls the pin on an F1 Hand Grenade.
Missak inserts a sewing needle into the F1 as a makeshift pin, carefully keeping down the safety arm.



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