Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Luis Buñuel
Release Date 1972
Language French, Spanish
Studio Greenwich Film Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Don Rafael Acosta Fernando Rey
Thévenot Paul Frankeur
Simone Thévenot Delphine Seyrig
Florence Bulle Ogier
Henri Sénéchal Jean-Pierre Cassel
Alice Sénéchal Stéphane Audran
Monsignor Dufour Julien Bertheau


The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (original title Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) is a French 1972 surreal, satirical movie directed by Luis Bunuel.

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The following weapons were used in the film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie:

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Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Don Rafael Acosta (Fernando Rey) stores a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver in his apartments and uses it in the scene with the Miranda guerilla girl (Maria Gabriella Maione).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Acosta draws the revolver from the bowl where he stores it.
Acosta holds his revolver.
He aims it at the guerilla girl.
The revolver is tucked at the belt.
The revolver on the table.
The guerilla girl holds Acosta's Smith & Wesson while he is armed with her Walther PP.

In another scene Don Rafael Acosta draws a snub nose revolver during his conflict with the French Army colonel (Claude Piéplu). Due to the round front sight, this revolver is supposed to be an early version of Model 36 which had the same barrel as the Smith & Wesson Model 32.

An early version of Smith & Wesson Model 36 with round front sight - .38 Special
Acosta draws his revolver.
A round front sight can be seen.
A muzzle can be seen.

Walther PP

The Miranda guerilla girl (Maria Gabriella Maione) carries a Walther PP in her bag.

Post war Walther PP - .32 ACP
Acosta finds a Walther in the bag. The Manurhin logo can be seen on the grip, so it's the French-manufactured pistol.
The guerilla girl holds Acosta's Smith & Wesson Model 36 while he is armed with her Walther PP.
Another view at the Walther in Acosta's hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 14

In the final scene the third Miranda guerilla fighter is armed with a revolver. Due to its general outlook it is supposed to be Smith & Wesson Model 14.

Smith & Wesson Model 14 - .38 Special
The revolver can be seen through the glass door. Looks like it has target sights.
The revolver is seen in hand of the young guerilla fighter.

Unidentified pistol

All French Army officers carry holsters on their belts. While some holsters look flat and empty, others contain pistols. Only small parts of grips can be seen.

While the colonel's (Claude Piéplu) holster seems to be empty, the officer at the right carries some pistol.
The same officer with a pistol in his holster.

Submachine Guns

MP40

In the final scene the first Miranda guerilla fighter is armed with an MP40.

MP40 - 9x19mm
The leader of the guerilla is armed with an MP40.
Another view at the man with MP40.
He searches for Don Rafael Acosta.
Guerilla fighters fire MP40 and Gevarm Type D4.

Gevarm Type D4

In the final scene the second Miranda guerilla fighter is armed with an Gevarm Type D4.

Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19mm Par
The guerilla fighter at the left holds a Gevarm Type D4 SMG.
Another view at the man with a Gevarm SMG.
Guerilla fighters fire MP40 and Gevarm SMG.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

In one scene the bishop Monsignor Dufour (Julien Bertheau) fires a double barreled shotgun.

Monsignor Dufour examines the shotgun.
He opens it to see if it is loaded.
Monsignor Dufour fires.

Rifles

Browning 22 Semi-Auto

When Don Rafael Acosta (Fernando Rey) fires from the window of his embassy, he uses a Browning 22 Semi-Auto; the original type with top-loading magazine and slim fore-end. It is fitted with a scope and a sound suppressor.

Browning 22 Semi-Auto, Grade I - .22LR
The rifle in the cabinet.
Don Rafael Acosta takes the rifle from his cabinet.
He racks it...
... and aims it out of the window.



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