Philosophy of a Knife

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Philosophy of a Knife
Philosophy poster.jpg
Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Andrey Iskanov
Release Date 2008
Language English
Russian
Studio Unearthed Films
Distributor TLA Releasing
Main Cast
Character Actor
The Officer #1 Tetsuro Sakagami
The Officer #2 Tomoya Okamoto
The Female Nurse #1 Yukari Fujimoto
The Female Nurse #2 Yumiko Fujiwara
The Female Nurse #3 Masaki Kitagava
The Female Nurse #4 Reiko Niakawa
The Favorite Girl Elena Romanova Probatova
The Pregnant Girl Irina Nikitina
The Blond Girl Tatyana Kopeykina
The Brunette Girl Veronika Leonova


Philosophy of a Knife is a 2008 Russian-American horror movie, based on the story of the Japanese Unit 731.

Note: This movie was filmed at the Khabarovsk, Russia, which likely influenced the choice of the weapons shown in the movie.


The following weapons were used in the film Philosophy of a Knife:

Contents


Pistols

Nambu Type 14

A very rare guest of the Russian movie, the historically correct Nambu Type 14 was used by the The Officer #1 (Tetsuro Sakagami) throughout the movie. This gun had never seen in action: at the firing scenes, the muzzle flash is obviosly GI added and the slide hadn't moving. After a close inspection it can be seen, that, despute the screen gun is obviosly a Late Nambu model, part of the slade was tooked from the Early Nambu model. Most likely, the movie prop was partualy broken and repared with the parts of the other Namby Type 14 pistols or even assembled of the numerous heavy damaged Nambus. Two Namby Type 14 can be seen on the wall.

Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
The officer draws his Nambu.
The officer threatens the girl (Irina Zenkina).
The officer puts his Nambu to the boy (Vladimir Volodin).
A close Up.
The officer grabs his Nambu from the table of guns.
A close view of the ejector's port.
A close view of the slide.
The officer draws his Nambu.
A close Up.
The officer aims.
A close view of the wooden grips.
The officer aims his Nambu on the girl (Elena Romanova Probatova).
The two Nambus can be seen at the left, under the Mauser..

Walther PP

The Officer #1 (Tetsuro Sakagami) briefly holds Walther PP at the one moment.

War Time Walther PP Pistol. The lesser-known, full-length barreled Walther PP is available in .22LR, 6.35mm auto (.25 ACP), 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP) Auto or 9x17mm (.380 ACP).
The officer grabs the pistol frome the table of guns.
The another view of this pistol.
A more close view of the pistol.
The officer prepairs to puts the pistol back.

Walther P88 Compact

A heavy anachronistic Walther P88 Compact can be seen in the hands of the Officer #1 (Tetsuro Sakagami) at the one moment.

Walther P88 Compact - 9x19mm
The officer grabs the P88 from the table of guns.
A good view of the gun.
A close view.
The officer aims.

Makarov PM

At the firing scenes, officer #1's P88 switches to Makarov PM.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
The officer aims...
...and fires.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

The Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" can be seen on the wall.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters. Later examples had a sight adjustable to a still unrealistic 500 meters. C96 pistols with fixed rear sights are very rare.
The Mauser can be seen at the top, left. Note the two Nambus under it.

Revolvers

Blow 38

The Officer #1 (Tetsuro Sakagami) investigate the Blow 38 at the one scene.

Blow 38, black finish - 9mm R.K and P.A.K. blanks
The officer grabs the revolver from the table of guns.
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The officer investigate the revolver.
The revolver can be seen.
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The officer puts the revolver back to the table.
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Nagant M1895

The Nagant M1895 can be seen holded by the Officer #1 (Tetsuro Sakagami).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
The officer grabs the revolver from the table of guns.
The hammer can be seen.
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The top of the Nagant can be seen.
The rear sight can be seen.
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The grip can be seen.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle

The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers were armed with the Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle , which is complitely historicaly uncorrect.

Full-length, Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle with Russian PU 3.5x sniper scope (this example is one of the repurposed SVT-40 scopes, 91/30 PU scopes had consistent tube diameter as the mount rings were shorter) and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mm R
Numerous Mosin-Nagants near the wall.
Note the turned down bolt handle.

Arisaka Type 38

Numerous Arisaka Type 38s can be seen on the gun stand.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Numerous rifles can be seen.
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The muzzles can be seen (The officer holds a Nambu.

Grenades

F-1 hand grenade

The F-1 hand grenade can be seen on the table of guns.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The greande at the left.

F1 hand grenade

The F1 hand grenade also can be seen on the table with the guns.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1916 Billant fuse.
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The greande at the right.

Other

The gun room

Numerou unknown guns can be seen in the gun room.

The guns on the table.
The numerous guns.

MS-1 Tank

The Imperial Japanese Army owns a Soviet MS-1 tank. According to the shape of the turret and especially the gun mounting, the actual MS-1 in the movie is an exhibit from the Museum of Russian military history.

The front...
...and rear parts.
The main weaponry.
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The left...
...the right...
...and center parts.

Archive Footage

The numerous footages from old movies, as well as old war photos can be seen.

Russo-Japanese War

Russian Navy ships, sunk in Port Arthur in 1904.
The heavy cannon.
The rifle vielding soldiers.
The naval cannon during the battle.
The naval ship.
The naval ship.
The naval cannons.

Japanese intervention in Siberia

Imperial Japanese Army soldiers with the Arisaka Rifles.
The Naval ships.
The fiels cannon.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers, armed with the Arisaka Type 38s.
The rifle armed Imperial Japanese Army soldiers.

Second Sino-Japanese War

The soldiers with the rifles.
Japanese poster.
Imperial Japanese soldiers with the Arisaka Rifles.
The cannon.
The field cannon.
The field cannon.
The heavy cannon...
...is fired.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers prepairs to attack, Arisaka rifles in hands.
The Japanese tanks.
The Iperial Japanese Army soldiers.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers with the Arisakas.
The cannon.
The Imperial japanese Army soldiers.
The partisans.
The IJN Vickers Crossley armored car.
The rifle vieldied Imperial Japanese Army soldiers.
The Japanese poster.
The Japanese soldiers with the rifles.
The Imperial japanese Army soldiers with the arisaka rifle.
The Imperial Japanese soldiers fires their Arisakas.

Battle of Lake Khasan

The poster.
The Iperial Japanese Army soldiers fires his Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldier with the Arisaka rifle.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers with the Arisakas.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldier with the Type 11 Light Machine Gun.
The Imperial japanese Army soldier with the arisaka.
The cannons.
The cannons.
The Soviet soldier with the PPD-34/38.

Battles of Khalkhin Gol

The Mongolian soldier with the Degtyaryov DP-28.
The rifle vielding soldiers and the tank.
The sSoviet soldiers with the Mosin-Nagants and PPD-34/38.
The Japanese soldier charges his Arisaka Type 99.
Despite posting as Khalkhin Gol footage, this is in reality much later footage as these planes are Soviet Pe-2 bombers that appeared only in 1940. Most likely that this is a 1943-1945 footage.

Winter War

The Finnish soldier fires his Maxim M1910.
The Finnish soldiers with the Finnish Mosin-nagants.
The soldiers with the rifles.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Imperial Japanese Army combat planes attack the Pearl Harbor.
A ditto.
The bombing.
The armament of destroed American planes.

Battle of Iwo Jima

The American soldiers with the M1A1 Carbines.
The American soldiers with the M2 Flamethrower.
A ditto.
The american soldiers with the M1 Garands and M2 Flamethrower.
The American soldier with the M2 Flamethrower.

Surrender of Germany

The Soviet tank.
The Soviet soldiers with the Mosin-Nagant Rifles.
The Soviet soldier with the PPSh-41.
The Soviet soldiers with the Mosin-Nagants during the parade on the Red Square.

Soviet–Japanese War

The Soviet T-34-85 tank.
The Soviet tank.
The Soviet tank.
The Soviet cannon.
A ditto.
The Soviet soldier with the PPSh-41.
The Il-2 (or maybe mix of Il-2 and Il-10) planes.
The Soviet soldier with the PPSh.
The Soviet soldiers.
The Soviet soldier fires his PTRD-41.
The Soviet soldier with the PPSh-41.
The Soviet soldier with the PPSh.
The Soviet ISU-152 tank.
The Soviet Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun, mounted on motorcycle.
A ditto.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Little Boy bomb.
The B-29 Enola Gay bomber.
The Fat Man bomb.
The Bockscar bomber.
The Bombers.

Surrender of Japan

The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers puts their Arisaka Type 99 rifle on the ground
The holstered Mauser C96.

Other Footages

The Japanese cadets (Meiji era) with the rifles.
The rifles in Japanese military plant.
The Nazi German soldiers.
The Imperial Japanese Army soldiers with the Arisakas.
A ditto.
The Japanese boys with the toy guns during the festival. The boy at the center holds a Tanegashima.
The soldiers with the rifles.
The rocket artillery.
The American soldiers during the attack.
The LVT class amphibious vehicles (cannot identify the exact model but possibly LVT-4).
The tank.
The American soldiers.



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