Palm Trees in the Snow (Palmeras en la nieve)

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Palm Trees in the Snow
(Palmeras en la nieve)
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Theatrical Poster
Country ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Fernando Gonzalez Molina
Release Date 2015
Language Spanish
Several African languages
Studio Nostromo Pictures
Atresmedia Cine
Main Cast
Character Actor
Killian De Rabaltue Mario Casas
Clarence Adriana Ugarte
Julia Macarena Garcia
Jacobo De Rabaltue Alain Hernández
Daniela Laia Costa
Antón De Rabaltue Emilio Gutierrez Caba
Bisila Berta Vazquez


Palm Trees in the Snow (Palmeras en la nieve) is a Spanish 2015 romantic drama film directed by Fernando Gonzalez Molina and adapted from the novel by Luz Gabas. The story depicts the life of Kilian (Mario Casas) who lived in 1950s-1960s on the African island of Fernando Po (modern Bioko), at that time a Spanish colony.


The following weapons were used in the film Palm Trees in the Snow (Palmeras en la nieve):

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Pistols

Llama style pistol

Large frame M1911-style pistols are seen in the hands of Kilian's brother Jacobo De Rabaltue (Alain Hernández), cocoa plantation foreman Gregorio (Luis Callejo), local rebel Atsu (Malcolm Treviño-Sitté), and an officer of the Equatorial Guinea armed forces. Due to the external extractor, slanted slide serrations, and slightly extended barrel these pistols (or pistol, if a single prop is reused) resemble such Llama pistols as the Model 8 or Model IX-A (late versions of both models lack vent ribs that are seen on samples) but the grip has a flat mainspring housing that isn't common for Llama pistols.

For comparison: Llama IX-A, 2nd series - .45 ACP. Late versions lack vent rib.
Gregorio draws his pistol during a conflict with some locals over the prostitute Oba.
Another view of the grip of Gregorio's pistol.
He holds the pistol to Oba's head.
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Another view of the scene.
An officer manning a roadblock shoots a local man during an argument. His pistol seems to be the same model.
Jacobo's pistol. In the next moment, it switches to another model (see below).
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Atsu holds a pistol when he abducts Kilian and plans to bury him alive.

Unidentified Pistol 1

When Jacobo De Rabaltue (Alain Hernández) fires at local man Mosi, his pistol switches to another model, possibly some compact Star or Llama model.

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Jacobo fires at Mosi. In comparison with the pistol that Jacobo holds in the previous moment, this one looks more compact, with a differently shaped hammer and trigger guard.
The slide locks back.

Unidentified Pistol 2

During the scene set in 1968 when the Spaniards leave Fernando Po, an officer of the Equatorial Guinea Army is armed with an unknown pistol. It is definitely a model from the 1990s-2000s, not fitting for the time when the story is set.

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The officer carries his pistol in a holster.
He fires into the air.
Note the spent casing.
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Submachine Guns

Star Z-45

Equatorial Guinea troops are widely armed with Star Z-45 submachine guns.

Star Z-45 with folding stock - 9x23mm Largo
A soldier at the right holds a Star Z-45 at the roadblock at Sampaca on Fernando Po.
Soldiers on the streets of Santa Isabel after the declaration of independence.
A soldier on the approach to the pier.
A good view of the barrel.
Soldiers on the pier.
Soldiers block the crowd trying to get to the boats.
Soldiers fire at the crowd.
A good view of a submachine gun.

Automatic Rifles

AKM

Some soldiers of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea are armed with AKMs.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Two AKMs are seen at the left.
A soldier with an AKM stops the car.
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Soldiers with AKMs at the roadblock.

AK-47

Some AK-47s are also seen.

Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
A soldier at the right is armed with an AK-47.

Heckler & Koch G3/CETME Model C

In the scene set in Malabo (former Santa Isabel) in 2003, police personnel carry Heckler & Koch G3 or CETME Model C battle rifles (the overall appearance of these guns is nearly identical and there isn't any closeups that would help to identify the exact model).

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with slimline handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
CETME Model C - 7.62x51mm NATO
The policeman in the center holds a CETME.
Another view of the rifle.
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Two police officers on a street stand guard with their rifles in hand.

Rifles

M43 Spanish Mauser

In the scene set in 1954, guards on Fernando Po are armed with M43 Spanish Mauser rifles, identified by the typical auxiliary bayonet lug.

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Guards on the pier in Santa Isabel.
A good view of the Mauser rifle at the right.
Another view of a rifle at the right.
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Guards manning a roadblock in Sampaka.


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