Little Soldier (Le petit soldat), The

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The Little Soldier (Le petit soldat)
Le petit soldat Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Release Date 1963
Language French
Studio SNC
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bruno Forestier Michel Subor
Veronica Dreyer Anna Karina
Jacques Henri-Jacques Huet
Paul Paul Beauvais
Laszlo László Szabó
Activists' Leader Georges de Beauregard


The Little Soldier (Le petit soldat) is a 1963 (filmed 1960) French drama directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The story is set during the Algerian War. A French journalist Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor) lives in Switzerland. He works for French right-wing organisation, but once he is suspected to be a double agent. To prove his innocence, Forestier must kill a pro-FLN (National Liberation Front of Algeria) activist. Meanwhile, Forestier falls in love with Veronica Dreyer (Anna Karina), who also appears to be tied to the FLN.


The following weapons were used in the film The Little Soldier (Le petit soldat):

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Handguns

Vis wz. 35

Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor) own a Vis wz. 35. In one scene Jacques (Henri-Jacques Huet) holds a Vis (probably same prop reused) instead of his usual Luger.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
A Vis in Bruno's nightstand.
A perfect view of the pistol.
Bruno holds his pistol.
The muzzle is seen when Bruno aims at his victim, covering his face with a newspaper with the image of Hitler.
LPS-Vis-6.jpg
Jacques' pistol on the table.
Bruno fires his Vis in the final scene.

Luger P08

French agents Jacques (Henri-Jacques Huet) and Paul (Paul Beauvais) carry Luger P08 pisols. An Algerian agent holds a P08 during the abduction and interrogation of Forestier.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
LPS-Luger-1.jpg
Paul holds his Luger during the confrontation with Bruno.
LPS-Luger-3.jpg
An Algerian with a Luger.
Jacques holds a Luger.

Pocket revolver

In the final scene Veronica Dreyer (Anna Karina) draws a pocket revolver of unclear model. It is supposed to be a kind of blank firing gun, possibly a starter gun.

Veronica draws her gun.
The bore looks filled in, that allows to guess that this is a starter gun or even a cap gun.
LPS-Revolver-2.jpg
But Jacques disarms her.

Footage

PPSh-41

PPSh-41s are seen on a documentary photo of Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and of some unknown military conflict of 1950s.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Hungarian rebel with a PPSh.
What appear to be a PPSh is seen.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

What appear to be a Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine is seen on a documentary photo of some military conflict of 1950s.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
A bolt action short rifle appears to be an M44 Carbine; the dark side along the foreend is possibly a folding bayonet.



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