Dark Sun (Temné slunce)

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Temné slunce
Dark Sun
Dark Sun-DVD cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Otakar Vávra
Release Date 1982
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ing. Prokop Radoslav Brzobohatý
Kris Magda Vásáryová
Tomeš Ludek Munzar
The detective Karel Chromík
Commander of hijackers András Bálint
Woman-hijacker Jana Brezková
The terrorist Alexej Okunev



Dark Sun (Original title: Temné slunce) is a Czech film from 1982 directed by Otakar Vávra. Remake of his film Krakatit (1948). Modern paraphrase a literary classic Karel Čapek about the absurdity of war and potential abuses of science. Ing. Prokop (Radoslav Brzobohatý) made ​​a remarkable discovery. His experiments lead to the nascency explosives with unimaginable destructive powers. At that moment drew around him a network of the international interests, which trying to take advantage of the invention for war purposes. Prokop becomes a pilgrim on the road full of devilish temptations, intrigue and frustration, when he meets unscrupulous and inscrutable girl named Kris (Magda Vásáryová). The film has been compared to original literary film adaptation of the artwork updated for the actual political situation in the early 80 years associated with the invention of the neutron bomb.



The following weapons were used in the film Dark Sun (Temné slunce):


Contents


Handguns

Browning Hi-Power

Commander of hijackers (András Bálint) (right) owned a Browning Hi-Power pistol.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Bálint András-Browning Hi-Power.jpg

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The woman-hijacker (Lenka Machoninová) confiscates a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver from pocket of a detective on board.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Lenka Machoninová-Uzi.jpg

Submachine Guns

ZK 466

Some characters, include Kris (Magda Vásáryová), are armed with ZK 466 submachine guns.

ZK 466 - 9x19mm (Parabellum)
Kris (Magda Vásáryová) and one of terrorists aim at passengers their weapons.
The hijackers have ZK 466s.
The woman-hijacker (Jana Brezková) fires at a hostage from her submachine gun.
The terrorist (Alexej Okunev) stand on the airfield with weapon in hand.

ZK 476

The woman-hijacker (Lenka Machoninová) on board the aircraft holds ZK 476 submachine gun.

ZK 476 submachine gun prototype - 7,62x25mm
Lenka Machoninová-Dark Sun.jpg

Rifles

L1A1

Police unit equipped with L1A1 assault rifles deployed against demonstrators.

British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO - Variation of the FN FAL rifle. British & New Zealand SLR's were later fitted with black fibreglass furniture as seen here.
Policemen-L1A1.jpg
Policemen-L1A1-detail.jpg

Gewehr 43

The terrorists at the airport was destroyed by of snipers equipped with Gewehr 43 rifles.

Gewehr 43 with ZF 4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Sniper-ts.jpg

ZK 503

The last (Vladimír Kratina) of the hijackers on board is seen with a ZK 503 assault rifle.

ZK 503 assault rifle prototype - 7,62x45 mm
Vladimír Kratina-VZ 58.jpg



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