Sunshine is a 1999 Austrian/German/Hungarian/Canadian historical drama written, produced and directed by Hungarian director István Szabó. It chronicles the upheaval in Hungary during the 20th century through the eyes of three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family. Ralph Fiennes plays three roles in the film as Hungary goes from monarchy, to fascism, and communism and as the family struggles with their religious and cultural identity. Rosemary Harris co-stars, along with her daughter Jennifer Ehle, William Hurt, Rachel Weisz and Mark Strong. The film won Best Film at the 20th Genie Awards (Canadian films).
The following weapons were used in the film Sunshine:
The commander of the Lenin Boys (Tamás Juranics) has a Mauser C96 in a wooden holster/stock on his hip. The Lenin Boys were enforcers during the Hungarian Soviet Republic that existed for a few months after World War I.
Double barreled shotgun
Double barreled shotguns are used for hunting, first by hunters including Ignatz Sonnenschein before World War I, and later by hunters including his grandson Ivan Sors after WWII. (Both men played by Ralph Fiennes)
Steyr Mannlicher M1895
One of the Lenin Boys is armed with a Steyr Mannlicher M1895 short rifle.
Mauser Standard Modell
In a concentration camp, the guards are armed with what appear to be Mauser Standard Modell rifles. During WWII, the Hungarian Army used the FEG 43M rifle.
Mosin Nagant rifle
After World War II, Hungary was behind the Iron Curtain, and thus used Soviet weapons, such as the Mosin Nagant Rifle.
T-34 and T-55 tanks
After souring with the Hungarian communists, Ivan Sors participates in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He rallies the people in a square, despite the Soviet tanks, two T-55s and a T-34 rolling up on them.