Line of Demarcation (La ligne de démarcation)

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Line of Demarcation
(La ligne de démarcation)
La ligne de demarcation Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Release Date 1966
Language French
German
Studio Les Productions Georges de Beauregard
Rome Paris Films
SNC
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pierre de Damville Maurice Ronet
Mary de Damville Jean Seberg
Dr. Jacques Lafaye Daniel Gélin
Colette Lafaye Stéphane Audran
Michel Jacques Perrin
Major von Pritsch Reinhard Kolldehoff
Capt. Duncan Presgrave Claude Léveillée


Line of Demarcation (original title La ligne de démarcation) is a 1966 French war drama directed by Claude Chabrol. The story takes place in 1942 in Nazi-occupied France. A small town is crossed by the line of demarcation between occupied territories and free France. Pierre de Damville (Maurice Ronet), a former French Army officer, thinks that the war is over and prefers to co-operate with German power while his wife Mary (Jean Seberg) joins the Resistance. The movie is loosely based on real events, described in the memoir of the prominent Resistance member Gilbert Renault.


The following weapons were used in the film Line of Demarcation (La ligne de démarcation):
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Handguns

FN Model 1922

In the final scene Pierre de Damville (Maurice Ronet) fires an FN Model 1922.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Pierre de Damville draws his pistol.
Another view of the same scene.

Unidentified pistols

Michel (Jacques Perrin), the radio operator, is briefly seen holding some pistol.

Michel shows his pistol to Capt. Presgrave prior to parachute jump.

Major von Pritsch (Reinhard Kolldehoff) carries a pistol in holster.

A very small portion of the grip can be seen.

Submachine Guns

MP40

German Feldgendarmerie soldiers carry MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Feldgendarmerie soldiers capture a Jewish family.
Feldgendarmerie soldiers with MP40s in the final scene.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier at the left fires his rifle.
A sentinel at the doors of the headquarters.
Soldiers with rifles during the encounter on the forest road.

Unidentified Mauser rifle

In the final scene one of the soldiers holds a Mauser-style rifle with a straight bolt handle.

La ligne de demarcation-Rifle-4.jpg

Hand Grenades

F1 Hand Grenade

In one scene the British agent Capt. Duncan Presgrave (Claude Léveillée) uses an F1 hand grenade.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
Capt. Presgrave readies the grenade during the encounter on the forest road.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

In one scene a German soldier uses an Model 24 Stielhandgranate.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A German soldier throws the grenade.



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