Man in the Trunk (La Valise)

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Fleur d'oseille
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Original Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Georges Lautner
Release Date 1973
Language French
Studio Gaumont International
Distributor Goldstone Film Enterprises
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Augier Michel Constantin
Maj. Bloch Jean-Pierre Marielle
Françoise Mireille Darc
Lt. Abdul Fouad Amidou
Baby Michel Galabru
Col. Mercier Robert Dalban
The porter Jean Lefebvre


Man in the Trunk (original title La Valise) is a 1973 French comedy adventure film directed and written by Georges Lautner. Captain Augier (Michel Constantin) received a task done secret export of Israeli spy Major Bloch (Jean-Pierre Marielle) from the French embassy in Tripoli. For this to be loaded into a huge trunk and marked as diplomatic baggage. But nothing is, as he planned, and therefore must begin to improvise. Moreover, when both fall in love with the charming Françoise (Mireille Darc), comming a series of many comic situations.



The following weapons were used in the film Man in the Trunk (La Valise):

Contents


Handguns

MAB Model D

Capt. Augier (Michel Constantin) own a MAB Model D pistol, as his sidearm.

MAB Model D Type I - .32 ACP
Tunisian police officer confiscated Augier's gun, who finds in his pocket

Colt M1911A1

Maj. Bloch (Jean-Pierre Marielle) and Lt. Abdul Fouad (Amidou) carry a Colt M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
Major Bloch is constantly on the alert and armed.
Major hidden in a suitcase aims his Colt M1911A1 on a staggered commander of terrorists.
Egyptian Lt. Abdul Fouad (Amidou) pulls his sidearm at Capt. Augier (Michel Constantin).

Tokarev TT-33

Major Bloch (Jean-Pierre Marielle) are seen also with a Tokarev TT-33 pistol.

Tokarev TT-30, first version of Tokarev pistol - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
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Astra 400

The hijacker is armed with a Astra 400 pistol.

Astra 400 - 9 x 23mm Bergmann / Largo
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Unidentified revolver

Family in Tripoli watches on television a western movie, where the shooting from the unknown revolver.

The gunman on television screen shot on Indian ...
... from an unidentified revolver.

Submachine guns

Sten Mk II

Captain Augier (Michel Constantin) seized a Sten Mk II submachine gun.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
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Star Z62

Various characters is armed with Star Z62 submachine guns.

Star Z62
One of men, who pursuing Major Bloch in the streets of Tripoli, pulls out the Star Z62.
The Libyan soldier in front of the French embassy in Tripoli holds this submachine gun.
The hijacker in the Libyan desert aims his Star Z62 submachine gun ...
... at Françoise (Mireille Darc) and Capt. Augier (Michel Constantin).
The Tunisian police officers are armed with Star Z62 submachine guns.
One of Tunisian soldiers (left bottom) holds also this submachine gun.

Star Z45

Some characters also carry Star Z45 mocked as MP40 submachine guns.

Star Model Z-45 folding stock - 9x23mm
MP40 - 9x19mm
Terrorists on a base in the Libyan desert holds in their hands a Star Z45 submachine guns mocked as MP40.
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Also Tunisian soldiers are armed with these MP40 submachine gun imitations.

Rifles

M43 Spanish Mauser

The tunisian soldiers in the desert carry M43 Spanish Mauser rifles.

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier guarding the jeep with the rifle resting on his shoulder.
The soldiers with rifles accompanies his commander.

Machine Guns

MG34

The jeep of Tunisian military patrol is equipped with a MG34 machine gun.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The military patrol in the desert has on his Jeep (left) mounted machine gun.



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