Forty-Four Mutineers

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Styridsatstyri
Styridsatstyri-movie poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Palo Bielik
Release Date 1959
Language Slovak
Studio Studio Hraných Filmov Bratislava
Main Cast
Character Actor
Viktor Kolibec Juraj Sarvas
Tono Mikles Dusan Blaskovic
Cpl. Matej Frujak Július Vasek
Stefan Badánik Ivan Mistrík
Capt. Deutsch Ctibor Filcík



Forty-Four Mutineers (Original title: Štyridsaťštyri) is a Czechoslovak war drama directed by Palo Bielik in 1959. The movie tells the story of the actual event of the First World War. He showed daring soldiers who could not reconcile with unnecessary and unjust death in war, who serve only the interests of men who wanted to retain power at any cost. Their uncompromising anti-war attitude causes to had intensified the repression of the commandant Capt. Deutsch (Ctibor Filcík), on which soldiers responded by mutiny. Leader of the revolt of Slovak infantry regiment in Kragujevac has stood former Cpl. Matej Frujak (Július Vasek). The Rebellion was suppressed, and every third from captured soldiers was executed. The whole story is told by Viktor Kolibec (Juraj Sarvas), who was convicted along with his comrade Tono Mikles (Dusan Blaskovic) and 44 other soldiers of the regiment to death by firing squad, at the way to execution.



The following weapons were used in the film Forty-Four Mutineers:


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CZ 52

Cpl. Frujak (Július Vasek) (right) in one scene holds a CZ 52 pistol, which was current at the time of filming movie, but in WWI-time is anachronistic.

Czech CZ 52 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Juraj Sarvas-M17 Sg.jpg

Roth-Steyr M1907

The Austro-Hungarian officers often carry Roth-Steyr M1907 as their sidearms.

Roth-Steyr M1907 - 8mm Roth-Steyr.
A officer with his sidearm in his hand trying to suppress the rebellion of soldiers in the barracks.
A Serbian guerrilla is seen armed with loot Roth-Steyr M1907 in his hand.

Rast-Gasser M1898

Rast-Gasser M1898 revolver also belonged into sidearms of the Austro-Hungarian officers.

Austrian Rast Gasser 1898 - 8 x 27mm Gasser.
The officer with revolver shot the soldiers who have not entered into the attack.

Mauser Gewehr 98

The Austrian-Hungarian pawns in this film carry Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Viktor Kolibec (Juraj Sarvas) with his Mauser Gewehr 1898 in the middle of a battle.
Attack! Bayonets!
Tono Mikles (Dusan Blaskovic) aims rifle at the officer, who shot the retreating men.
To novice soldiers were ordered to started firing on rebel soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Russian soldiers are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Russian soldiers-Mosin Nagant Rifles.jpg
Viktor (Juraj Sarvas) and Tono (Dusan Blaskovic) carry at their chests the weapons of the captured Russians.

Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12

The Austrian-Hungarian Army used Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12 machine guns.

7.92x57 Mauser
Tono (Dusan Blaskovic) gives his weapon aside and rescues a wounded comrade.
Bosnian guards holds the mutinous soldiers under supervision of the machine guns.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate

Austrian-Hungarian soldiers is equipped with a Model 17 Stielhandgranates

Model 17 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Tono at the trench before the attack with a Model 17 Stielhandgranate in his belt.
The bosnian guards were also equipped with hand grenades.
Cpl Frujak (Július Vasek) and Viktor pelted at the guards their grenades.

8cm Feldkanone M 05

The staff of Command deployed against the rebels also artillery with 8cm Feldkanone M 05.

8 cm Feldkanone M 05
8cm Feldkanone M. 5.jpg

Trivia

Štyridsaťštyri - alternative movie poster
Štyridsaťštyri - DVD Cover



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