Destiny of a Man (Sudba cheloveka)

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Destiny of a Man (Sudba cheloveka)
Sudba cheloveka Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
Release Date 1959
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrei Sokolov Sergei Bondarchuk
Irina Sokolova Zinaida Kirienko
Ivan Timofeevich Pavel Volkov
SS Sturmbannf├╝hrer Muller Yuri Averin

Destiny of a Man or Fate of a Man (original title Sudba cheloveka) is a 1958 Soviet drama movie, the directorial debut of Sergei Bondarchuk who also appears in the role of the main character, Andrei Sokolov.

The following weapons were used in the film Destiny of a Man (Sudba cheloveka):



Luger P08

Luger P08 pistols are carried by German officers. In one scene Andrei Sokolov (Sergei Bondarchuk) disarms a German Major (Kirill Alekseyev) of his Luger.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
SS Sturmbannf├╝hrer Muller (Yuri Averin) holds a Luger.
Sokolov disarms a German Major.

Submachine Guns


During the battles of 1944-1945 most Soviet soldiers carry PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A young soldier (Aleksandr Lebedev) holds a PPSh.
An aged soldier with a PPSh.
A PPSh is seen on the wall, over a rack with M91/30 rifles.


Numerous German soldiers are seen with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Two German soldiers (Andrey Karasyov at the left, unknown actor at the right) find wounded Sokolov on the battlefield.
A German soldier escorts Russian POWs.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In several scenes Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
M91/30 rifles are seen in hands of Soviet infantry.
M91/30 rifles are seen in a rack, below a PPSh.
Soviet soldiers fire their rifles in air, saluting for victory.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DT

A Degtyaryov DT is seen mounted on T-34 tank.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A front DT is seen.


German MG34 machine guns are seen in several scenes.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An SS guard of a concentration camp fires an MG34.
An MG34 is seen in German trenches (at the left).

Other Weapons

7.5 cm Pak 40

German 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns are seen during a battle.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
Pak 40 AT guns fire at Soviet tanks.


A T-34-85 in attack.
ZIS-3 field guns in action. They are anachronistic for Summer 1941.
105-mm leFH 18 German field howitzers are seen on a train.
122-mm M-30 Soviet field howitzers.
English release DVD Cover

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