Hotel Lux

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Hotel Lux
Hotel Lux.jpg
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Leander Haußmann
Release Date October 27, 2011
Language German
Russian
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hans Zeisig Michael Herbig
Siggi Meyer Jürgen Vogel
Frida van Oorten Thekla Reuten
Nikolai Iwanowitsch Jeschow Alexander Senderovich
Wassili Wassiljewitsch Ulrich Juraj Kukura
Josef Stalin Valery Grishko
Karl-Heinz Müller Sebastian Blomberg


Hotel Lux is a 2011 German tragicomedy film directed by Leander Haußmann. The film title refers to the eponymous hotel in Moscow, where political emigrants were quartered in the 1930s. In 1938, the actually apolitical cabaret comedian Hans Zeisig (Michael "Bully" Herbig) suddenly falls in disgrace because of an excessive Hitler parody and sees himself forced to flee to Moscow. There he descends to the Hotel Lux, the legendary haven of communist officials from all over the world. Due to a misunderstanding, he is held for the personal astrologer of Adolf Hitler, which penetrates even to Stalin. This wants to recruit him with all force. Together with his former stage partner Siggi Meyer (Jürgen Vogel) and the Dutch underground fighter Frida (Thekla Reuten), who also stayed in the Lux, Hans tries to escape the machinations.


The following weapons were used in the film Hotel Lux:

Contents


Pistols

FN Model 1910

Siggi Meyer (Jürgen Vogel) is briefly seen with a FN Model 1910 in his trousers.

FN Model 1910 -.380 ACP
Siggi shows his pistol to Hans.
He tries to draws his pistol but can still hold back.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Frida van Oorten (Thekla Reuten) is briefly seen with a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket as she's in Hans' room.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP
Frida draws the pocket pistol.
She holds the pistol.

Luger P08

SS officers are seen with Luger P08s.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The officers on the left hold the pistols.
Closer view of a Luger.

Walther P38

The Obersturmbannführer (Arved Birnbaum) uses a Walther P38 in Berlin .

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
He holds the Walther.

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 is briefly fired by Wassili Ulrich (Juraj Kukura) that he took from a officer.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Wassili shoots an NKVD officer for a wrong shooting order.

Tokarev TT-33

Nikolai Jeschow (Alexander Senderovich) uses a Tokarev TT-33 with white grips.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Nikolai holds the pistol. Note the white grip.
He aims at Frida.
He threateneds Hans.

Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Josef Stalin (Valery Grishko) uses a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver as his personal firearm. Historically correct would be a pre-1930 Nagant M1895.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - a modified and parkerized version of the .38 Special revolver, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 - the "Victory Model" is chambered in .38 S&W
Stalin shows his revolver to Hans.
"Hansen is my friend."
The grip is seen.
He redies the revolver.
Siggi disguised as Hitler holds the revolver.

Unknown Revolver

An NKVD officer fires an unknown revolver at Hans and Karl-Heinz (Sebastian Blomberg) that could be also the Smith & Wesson Victory Model but is seen very briefly.

The officer in the middle fires.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

The anachronistic Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is used by NKVD soldiers standing for correct M38 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
An NKVD soldier with his carbine arresting a Politics prisoner.
The carbine seen on the left holding at Hans and Frida.
Soldiers standing with M44 Carbines during the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact as Vyacheslav Molotov (Jakob Köhn) walks to Stalin's car on August 23, 1939.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Some full-lengh Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles are also seen.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Guard with his Mosin-Nagant in front of Stalin's house.
The Guard on the left with the rifle.

Potsdam M1839 Musket

A Potsdam M1839 Musket is seen as a gift from German communists to Stalin's birthday on a table.

Potsdam Infanteriegewehr M1839 Musket - .69
The barrel with fixed bayonet is seen.
The Percussion cap is seen on the right.

Karabiner 98k

A Karabiner 98k is briefly seen during Siggi's flashback.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Karabiner on the right.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Soviet NKVD Soldiers are armed with anachronistic PPSh-41 submachine guns standing for correct PPD-34/38s.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier walks through a corridor of Hotel Lux.
Soldiers fire their PPShs at Hans and Karl-Heinz Müller on the rooftop.
Soldiers reading their SMGs outside of Hans' room.
A close up of a PPSh during the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

MP40

German soldiers can briefly seen with anachronstic MP40s during the flashback standing for correct MP38.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
An MP40 lies on the table near German soldiers (Torsten Michaelis and Hendrik Arnst).
Another German soldier with the MP.
The thick soldier takes the MP.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov-Shpagin DShK

A DShK heavy machine gun is seen at the airport.

DShK on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A soldier manning the DSshK.
Closer view.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is briefly seen on a table as a gift to Stalin.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The shotgun on the table.



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