Boys of War, The
Work In Progress
The Boys of War (Los Chicos de la Guerra in spanish) is a 1984 Argentine film drama directed by Bebe Kamin and starring Hector Alterio, Carlos Carella, Ulises Dumont, Marta Gonzalez, Tina Serrano, Miguel Angel Solá, Alfonso De Grazia and Gustavo Belatti. It is based on the book of the same name by Daniel Kon, which consists of a series of interviews with the young soldiers who fought in the Falklands War. The script was written mainly by Kon himself in collaboration with the director. This film was shot in Buenos Aires and premiered on August 2, 1984. The quality of the feature is due to the fact that it was filmed in 16 mm and then enlarged to 35 mm.
The following weapons were used in the film The Boys of War:
A member of the task forces (Grupo de Tareas in spanish) carries an Ithaca 37 shotgun.
Argentine soldiers are seen armed with the FN PAM, the Argentine variant of the M3A1 "Grease Gun".
Both Argentine and British soldiers use the Argentine version of the FN FAL, it was possibly difficult to get an SLR rifle.
FN FAL PARA
During the film Argentine and British soldiers carry the paratrooper version of the FN FAL.
Argentine Mauser 1909
Augusto is seen cleaning a Mauser Sporterized version rifle in his house.
Winchester Model 70
Augusto teaches Pablo to use this rifle in a polygon of fire.
Both Argentine and British soldiers use the FN MAG machine gun.