Beauty and the Beast (2014)

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Beauty and the Beast
(La Belle et la Bête)
La belle la bete poster.jpg
English poster
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Christophe Gans
Release Date 2014
Language French
Studio Eskwad
Pathé
TF1 Films Production
Distributor Pathé Distribution (France)
Concorde Filmverleih (Germany)
Main Cast
Character Actor
The Beast / The Prince Vincent Cassel
Belle de Beaufremont Léa Seydoux
Belle's Father André Dussollier
Perducas Eduardo Noriega
Anne de Beaufremont Audrey Lamy
Clotilde de Beaufremont Sara Giraudeau
Maxime de Beaufremont Nicolas Gob
Jean-Baptiste de Beaufremont Jonathan Demurge
Tristan de Beaufremont Louka Meliava
Astrid Myriam Charleins


Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) is a 2014 French movie, directed by Christophe Gans.


The following weapons were used in the film Beauty and the Beast (2014):

Contents


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Pistols

Percussion Cap Pistol

Numerous Perducas' brigands were armed with the Percussion Cap Pistols.

Teodoro Arrizabalaga percussion cap pistol replica, Spain, 1960.
Percussion cap pistol
The brigand (which holds the musket) has a pistol on the belt.
A close up.
The brigand (second from the right) with the pistol on the belt. The grip...
...and percussion hammer can be seen.
The brigand at the center with the pistol on the belt.
The brigand (second from the left) with the pistol on the belt.
The brigand (at the center) holds the pistol after firing it.

Flintlock Pistol

At least one of the Perducas' brigands uses Flintlock Pistol.

French Model An IX Cavalry Flintlock Pistol - .69 cal
The brigand (second from the right) fires his pistol.

Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Several Perducas' brigands fires Flintlock Pocket Pistols at the one scene.

Pocket-sized Flintlock Pistols. Because Flintlock Pistols were occasionally carried in multiples to bypass their lengthy reload times, they allowed for possibly the earliest form of Akimbo shooting and/or the "New York Reload" technique.
The brigands fire their pistols.

Double Barreled Flintlock Pistol

Perducas (Eduardo Noriega) uses Double Barreled Flintlock Pistol throughout the movie.

Double Barreled Flintlock Pistol by Durs Egg 18th Century .55 Calibre FirearmSold.
Perducas puts his pistol on the table.
Perducas raises his pistol...
...and fires it.

"Knee Flintlock Pistol"

One of the Perducas' brigands carries a pistol with short buttstock. Such guns, not large enough for even shortest of carbines, are sometimes referred as "Knee Pistols". They were especially popular in Ottoman Empire, on Balkans and in North Africa.

Flintlock Knee Pistol, 17th century, Tunisia - 45mm (1.77 inch)
The brigand at the background holds the pistol (pointed by the red arrow). Note the short buttstock.
The same brigand fans his pistol.
The same brigand (second from the right) runs, pistol in hands.
The same brigand (far right) holds the pistol.

Unknown Pistols

Several Perducas' brigands were armed with the muzzleloaded pistols, which is most likely percussion or flintlock, but it's had never seen clear.

The pistol (at the top, left) is partly seen.
The brigand (second from the left) with the pistol on the belt. The lock is seen in distance, which made the identification rather difficult.
The brigand at the center with the pistol on the belt. The lock isn't seen.
The brigands (at the left and background, center) with the pistols on the belts. The locks isn't seen.
The brigand (second from the right) brandishes the pistol.

Shotguns

Blunderbuss

The bartender (uncredited) threatens Perducas and his brigands with the Blunderbuss.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
The bartender aims his Blunderbuss.
The Blunderbuss is seen from the slightly other angle.
The flintlock can be seen.
The another view of the same scene.

Muskets

Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine

Tristan de Beaufremont (Louka Meliava) uses the Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine as his weapon of choice. Later, it was taken from him by Maxime de Beaufremont (Nicolas Gob), who gave it to Jean-Baptiste de Beaufremont (Jonathan Demurge) and finally to one of the Perducas' brigands.

French 1777 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber
Tristan with the musket on the sling.
Tristan (at the center) holds his musket. The barrel band can be seen.
The musket is seen at the center.
The musket is seen attached to the saddle at the far right.
The brigand disarms Jean-Baptiste.

Flintlock Musket

Maxime de Beaufremont (Nicolas Gob) aims the Flintlock Musket at the one scene.

Last of the Mohicans background screen musket
Maxime in ambush.
Note the rather primitive muzzle.

Trivia

Crossbow

Several characters, include the Prince (Vincent Cassel) uses crossbows during the hunt.

The Prince holds his crossbow.

Cannon

Ships were equipped with the smoothbore muzzleload cannons.

Naval cannon - 18th century
The cannon's muzzle is seen at the center.



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