Beyond the Border

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Beyond the Border
(Gränsen)
Gransen-Poster.jpg
Film poster
Country SWE.jpg Sweden
Directed by Richard Holm
Release Date 2011
Language Swedish
Studio Searock Films AB
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aron Stenstrom André Sjöberg
Wille Jarvinen Antti Reini
Egil Bjørn Sundquist
Maj. Adolfsson Johan Hedenberg
Karin Lindstrom Marie Robertson
Sven Stenstrom Martin Wallström
Wicksell Henrik Norlen
Capt. Keller Rasmus Troedsson
Bergstrom Jonas Karlström
Hagman Jens Hulten


Beyond the Border (Swedish title: Gränsen) is a 2011 Swedish World War II film directed by Richard Holm. Set in 1942 at Swedish-Norwegian border, Sweden remains neutral with Germany, but two Swedish soldiers leave their post at check-point because they want to see the German soldiers. Soon Swedish soldiers were captured by German troops. Lt. Aron Stenstrom is forced to go on a secret rescue mission because one of the missing soldiers was his brother.
The following weapons were used in the film Beyond the Border:

Contents


Pistols

Luger P08

Luger P08 is the main sidearm of Swedish and German officers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Wille Järvinen holds a dead German pilot's Luger P08.
Capt. Keller fires his Luger at Bergstrom.
Sven Stenström fires the Luger P08 at a German soldier.

Submachine Guns

MP40

Numerous German soldiers are armed with the MP40. Wille Järvinen and Egil also use this weapon.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Wille Järvinen fires his captured MP40 at German soldiers.
Wille holds the MP40.
Nebelhandgranate 39 and MP40 on a rag.

Sten Mk II

Several Sten Mk II submachine guns can be seen on the wall of Egil's bunker.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Two Sten submachine guns on the right. Note Egil holding the MP40.

Rifles

1896 Swedish Mauser

The 1896 Swedish Mauser is the main weapon of Swedish soldiers. Maj. Adolfsson, Uno Larsson (Robert Follin) and Hagman use these rifles fitted with telescopic sights.

Mauser 1896/11 Rifle (Carl Gustaf) - 6.5x55mm
A Swedish soldier fires his rifle at German soldiers.
Aron Stenstrom fires the 1896 Swedish Mauser rifle.
Swedish soldiers with their 1896 Swedish Mausers at the range.
Uno Larsson reloads his rifle.
Hagman and Uno Larsson with their scoped 1896 Mauser rifles.
Uno Larsson points his rifle at Aron Stenstrom.

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers are armed with the Karabiner 98k. Egil and Sven Stenstrom also use this weapon.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier holds his Karabiner 98k.
Sven Stenstrom fires his captured Karabiner 98k. Note that this rifle has a hooded front sight.

Machine Guns

MG42

An MG42 can be seen outside a German building.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier with the MG42.

KSP m/36

Swedish troops use KSP m/36 (Kulspruta M/1936) (Swedish version of the Browning M1917 machine gun).

Kulspruta M/1936 - 6.5x55mm.
Kulspruta M/1936 inside Swedish border check-point.
Sven Stenstrom aims the KSP m/36.
Wille Jarvinen checks the KSP m/36.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Several characters used Model 24 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive hand grenade
Model 24 Stielhandgranates on a wall inside Egil's bunker.

Nb.Hgr. 39 Smoke Grenade

The Nb.Hgr. 39 (Nebelhandgranate 39) smoke hand grenade is a version of Model 24 Stielhandgranate. This grenade can be seen in Egil's bunker.

Nebelhandgranate 39. This is a later production model with grooves added to the handle so that it would not be mistaken for a Model 24 Stielhandgranate in the dark.
Nebelhandgranate 39 and MP40 on a rag.

Other

Egil used Molotov Cocktails during the operation to free the captive Sven Stenstrom.

Molotov Cocktails on a rag.



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