Closer to the Moon

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Closer to the Moon
ImageCloser 2 the Moon.jpg
Poster
Directed by Nae Caranfil
Release Date 2013
Studio Mandragora Movies
Distributor Mandragora Movies
Main Cast
Character Actor
Alice Vera Farmiga
Max Rosenthal Mark Strong
Dumi Tim Plester
Răzvan Joe Armstrong
Iorgu Christian McKay



Closer to the Moon is a 2013 Romanian/American comedy that is based on the true story of a 1959 Bucharest bank robbery that was done under the disguise of shooting a film. The cast included Mark Strong, Vera Farmiga, Anton Lesser, Joe Armstrong, Christian McKay and Tim Plester.



The following weapons were used in the film Closer to the Moon:

Contents



Pistols

Carpati Md 1974

Though anachronistic for 1958, the Carpati Md 1974 is used by Max Rosenthal (Mark Strong) during the bank robbery and the reconstruction. It is probably a stand-in for the era-correct Walther PPK.

Carpați Md. 1974 - .32 ACP(7.62x17)
"Good day, comrades!"
Max Rosenthal (left) enters with his Md 1974 drawn.
"Don't be alarmed, we're shooting a film!"
Max Rosenthal (Mark Strong) creates confusion as they commit the robbery.
In order to amuse the bystanders, Max (Mark Strong) and Dumi (Tim Plester) handle their Carpati Md 1974 and Walther P38 pistols to a bank official,as they keep stealing the money.
"Stop! Stop! Cut! Why are you smiling?"
Max argues with the reconstruction actor.

Colt M1911A1

A Colt M1911A1 is used earlier in the film. Another one is used by Răzvan (Joe Armstrong) during the bank robbery.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Max presents to Iorgu the arsenal, made by two M1911A1's, two MP40's, and a Walther P38 pistol.
The Colt M1911A1 is held against Iorgu (Christian McKay)'s head
"Good day, comrades!"
Max Rosenthal (left) enters with his Md 1974 drawn while Răzvan(Joe Armstrong)covers him with his M1911.

Walther P38

Max Rosenthal trains Mirel with a Walther P38. Another one is used by Dumi (Tim Plester) during the bank heist.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Max teaches Mirel how to shoot.
Close up.
While Iorgu opens fire in the air with his MP40, Dumi holds the bank officials at gunpoint with his P38

Submachine Guns

MP40

The MP40 is used by Alice (Vera Farmiga) and Iorgu (Christian McKay) during the robbery.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Iorgu charges into action with his MP40
While Iorgu opens fire in the air with his MP40, Dumi holds the bank officials at gunpoint with his P38
Due to an excess of anger (created by a plot turn), Alice (Vera Farmiga) fires her MP40 in the air.


Rifles

Romanian contract Vz. 24

During the final scene, the Jilava Prison Guards are seen armed with Romanian contract Vz. 24 rifles.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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