Revenge (Revansa)

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Revenge (Revanșa)
Revansa DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ROU-com.jpg Romania
Directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu
Release Date 1978
Language Romanian
Studio Casa de Filme 5
Distributor Romaniafilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan Sergiu Nicolaescu
Paraipan Gheorghe Dinica
Ștefan Zăvoianu Ion Besoiu
Geissler Mircea Albulescu
Limbă Jean Constantin


Revenge (Revanșa) is a 1978 Romanian crime movie directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu and starring himself as Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan. The story continues A Police Commissioner Accuses (Un comisar acuza) (1974) and takes place in January 1941 in Bucharest, when pro-Nazi Iron Guard organisation (also known as "Legion") raise a rebellion against general Antonescu who was de facto ruler of Romania. Commissioner Moldovan continues his personal struggle against his archenemy Paraipan (Gheorghe Dinica).

The following weapons are seen in the movie Revenge (Revanșa):

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

The personal weapon of Police Commissioner Tudor Moldovan (Sergiu Nicolaescu) is a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver, like it is in other movies about this character. Same revolvers are also seen in hands of Iron Guard legionnaires.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - .38 S&W
Moldovan fires his revolver during the shootout of the railroad bridge.
A legionnaire is armed with a S&W revolver.
Moldovan holds at gunpoint Ștefan Zăvoianu (Ion Besoiu), one of Iron Guard leaders.
A close view at the revolver in the same scene.
Moldovan enters the place of climactic shootout.
Moldovan loads his revolver.

Arminius HW-3

In one scene a Paraipan's henchman is armed with Arminius HW-3 revolver.

Arminius HW-3 - .22 LR
Paraipan's henchman threatens Commissioner Moldovan's friend with a revolver.

Mauser C96

Paraipan (Gheorghe Dinica) and several of his men carry Mauser C96 pistols. The story calls them the same Mauser M712 Schnellfeuers that were seen in A Police Commissioner Accuses but none of the Mausers in Revenge has the fire selector, so they are most likely standard "Broomhandles".

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Paraipan holds his Mauser pistol.
Paraipan fires his pistol during the shootout in the slaughterhouse.

Steyr M1912

Steyr M1912 pistols are seen in hands of Iron Guard legionnaires.

Steyr Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
A legionnaire holds Steyr M1912 during the shootout in the police department office.
Another view at the pistol.

Luger P08 Pistol

Luger P08 pistols are also seen in hands of Iron Guard legionnaires.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
A Luger is seen in hand of a legionnaire at the background. The breech is opened, showing the jointed arm in its most bent position. A blurry Steyr M1912 is seen at the foreground.
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One of Paraipan's men fires his P08 during the shootout in the slaughterhouse.

Walther P38

Walther P38 pistols are also seen in hands of Iron Guard legionnaires.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Two of Paraipan's men aim their P38s at Tudor Moldovan.
Moldovan (Sergiu Nicolaescu) holds the pistols taken from disarmed legionnaires in the same scene. Next to him is Limbă (Jean Constantin), a petty pickpocket and Moldovan's helper in several movies.

Submachine Guns

MP40

MP40 submachine guns are used by Iron Guard legionnaires. German soldiers are also armed with MP40s.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A legionnaire fires MP40 in the opening scene.
A muzzle blank adapter can be seen.

MP38

MP38 submachine guns are also used by Iron Guard legionnaires, but less often than MP40s.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A legionnaire fires MP38 during the shootout in the slaughterhouse.

Rifles

Romanian contract Vz. 24 Rifle

Romanian contract Vz. 24 rifles are used by Iron Guard legionnaires and Romanian army. They are also seen in hands of German soldiers, impersonating Karabiner 98k rifes.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldiers fire their rifles and ZB-30 machine gun at rebellious Iron Guard legionnaires.
The same scene. Strait bolt handles can be seen.
German soldiers with rifles. Again a strait bolt handle of the rifle at the foreground allows to distinguish Vz.24 from Kar 98k.

Machine Guns

ZB-30

A ZB-30, a Romanian version of Czechoslovak ZB vz. 26, is used by Romanian army during the street battles against the Iron Guard in January 1941. A ZB-30 is also seen in the final scene in the last refuge of Iron Guard leaders.

ZB vz. 26, a forerunner of ZB-30 - 7.92x57mm
Soldiers fire their Vz. 24 rifles and ZB-30 machine gun at rebellious Iron Guard legionnaires.
A ZB-30 light machine gun (at the background), a ZB-53 machine gun (at the foreground) and numerous Vz. 24 rifles are seen in the room.

ZB-53

A ZB-53 is seen in the final scene in the last refuge of Iron Guard leaders.

ZB-53 machine gun on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A ZB-30 light machine gun (at the background), a ZB-53 machine gun (at the foreground) and numerous Vz. 24 rifles are seen in the room.



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