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In the Port of Cape Town (V Keyptaunskom portu...)

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In the Port of Cape Town
(V Keyptaunskom portu...)
V Keyptaunskom portu Poster.jpg
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksandr Veledinskiy
Release Date 2019
Language Russian
Studio Renovatio Entertainment
Mars Media
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vilen Alekseevich Vereshchagin Vladimir Steklov
Sailor Sergey Sosnovskiy
Pakhan Aleksandr Robak
Gena Evgeniy Tkachuk
The veteran Yuriy Kuznetsov
"Usatiy" Vitaliy Kishchenko

In the Port of Cape Town (V Keyptaunskom portu...; after the title of a popular Soviet song) is a 2019 (filmed 2018) Russian drama film directed by Aleksandr Veledinskiy. Three men meet in Summer 1945 on the island of Sakhalin on the Far East. A shootout happens, and each of the trio mistakenly believes that he killed the other two. Fifty years later, events related to that fateful meeting that changed the lives of all three happen in different parts of the world.

Note: there is no ellipsis in the title on the poster, but it is present in the opening credits of the film.

The following weapons were used in the film In the Port of Cape Town (V Keyptaunskom portu...):


Nagant M1895

In the scene, set in Leningrad in 1926, a Senior Militsioner (the second role of Evgeniy Tkachuk) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver in holster.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Militsioners help a pregnant woman. A small part of the Nagant grip is seen in holster of a man at the left.



Gena (Evgeniy Tkachuk) holds a TT-33 in several scenes, set in 1996. Then he is disarmed by the Vilen Alekseevich Vereshchagin (Vladimir Steklov) who was one of the three participants of the events on Sakhalin in 1945.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Gena carries a TT in the pocket.
A criminal (Vladimir Shabelnikov) hands the TT to Gena.
The pistol at Gena's head.
Gena holds the TT.
Gena tries to shoot himself. The pistol isn't cocked.
Gena's TT is seized by Vereshchagin.
Vereshchagin holds the pistol and the sniper scope while preparing to assassinate a crime boss. In this scene a different TT is used.
He checks the only cartridge in the magazine.
The chamber of this TT is different from the one, seen in Gena's hands.
Vereshchagin holds the pistol.

Erma EP 652

In the flashback scene that depicts the scene in 1945 from Sailor's point of view, the young Sailor (Filipp Ershov) is armed with an anachronistic Erma EP 652 .22 caliber pistol.

Erma EP 652 - .22 LR
Sailor fires the pistol.
A general view of the scene.

SIG-Sauer P220 Series Pistol

In a scene, set in 1996 in Cape Town, Michel (Francis Chouler) carries a pistol of SIG-Sauer P220 family in shoulder holster. The pistol is seen only partially, and the exact model cannot be identified.

SIG-Sauer P220 1st Generation "American" model - .45 ACP. The screen gun is similar enough to this model.
The grip and the hammer spur of the holstered pistol are seen.

Vektor SP1

In a scene in Cape Town, one of Pakhan's scions (Keenan Arrison) is armed with a Vektor SP1 pistol.

Vektor SP1 - 9x19mm
The young man with the Vektor SP1 in hands.

Submachine Guns


In the scene in 1945, young Vilen Vereshchagin alias Salazhonok ("Rookie") (Danil Steklov, grandson of Vladimir Steklov who plays aged Vereshchagin) is armed with a PPSh-41 submachine gun.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Salazhonok's PPSh is seen through a gap in the railway car.
Salazhonok holds a PPSh when the three men meet.
A close-up of the barrel.
Salazhonok fires the PPSh at Sailor.
A close-up of the PPSh in another flashback.
Salazhonok with a PPSh and Pakhan with an MP38.
Salazhonok fires at hated Pakhan... but only in his visions.
Salazhonok with a PPSh and Pakhan with an MP38 on a promotional image.


In the scene in 1945, Sergeant of penal battalion Toporkov alias Pakhan ("Crime Boss") (Aleksandr Robak) is armed with an MP38.

MP38 - 9x19mm
Close-ups of Pakhan's MP38.
Pakhan aims the MP38 at Sailor.
Pakhan's MP38 on ground.
Same scene in another flashback.
Pakhan fires.
Pakhan with the MP38 on promotional images


In the scene in Cape Town, Pakhan's scion Alex (Ryan Kruger) hides an Uzi in a saxophone case.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Alex hids the Uzi in the case.
Pakhan's granddaughter Angelica (Anfisa Chernykh) covertly replaces the gun with the saxophone.

Assault Rifles

Norinco Type 56-1

Several AK-47s are seen in the scene in Cape Town. They are seen only partially but what is seen allows to identify them as Norinco Type 56-1.

Norinco Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
An old Zulu woman Ari (Sylvia Mdunyelwa) loads the AK magazine with specially spoiled cartriges. One of the three AKs (1) is partially seen at the background right.
Another view of the same scene. The AK on the table (2) definitly has a folding stock. The AK leaning against the table (3) is a different model as it has a kind of muzzle brake (see below for possible identification).
A close-up of the magazine.
Ari loads the AKs. Folding stocks are seen.
An AK is seen in hands of a Pakhan's scion (Darren Amos). The front sight and the muzzle allow to identify it as Type 56.

Unidentified AK

One of the AKs seen in the scene in Cape Town has a kind of muzzle brake that bears resemblance with the ones used on Bulgarian Arsenal AR-M1/M1F. But it is seen very blurry and the proper identification is humpered.

For comparison: Arsenal AR-M1F - 7.62x39mm
The AK leaning against the table (3) has a kind of muzzle brake similar to AR-M1. It also seems to have a folding stock.


Three Russian OMON (SWAT) officers are armed with AKS-74s.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
AKS-74 with synthetic furniture - 5.45x39mm
An OMON officer at the right holds an AKS-74.
AKS-74s are seen in hands of OMON officers.
One of the OMON officers holds an AKS-74 with the wooden handguard (in center), and another one (at the right) - with the plastic handguard.
OMON officers guard arrested criminals.

Saiga MK-03

Two more OMON officers are armed with compact AKs that look most like semi-auto Saiga MK-03 (but also may be airsoft guns that are common in modern Russian films).

Saiga MK-03 with wood grip and handguard - 7.62x39mm
An OMON officer at the left holds a Saiga MK-03.
A Saiga MK-03 is seen. Note the combination of 7.62x39 mm magazine, triangle skeleton stock in AKS-74/74U style and wooden handguard that exclude AK-104 on which MK-03 is based.

Vektor R5

In the scene in Cape Town, Alex (Ryan Kruger) checks a Vektor R5 hidden in a guitar case.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The Vektor R5 is seen in the guitar case.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A DP-27 machine gun is seen in Pakhan's flashback scene, set during the WWII.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
A DP-27 is aimed at a group of seasoned criminals who refuse to go to front.
Under the death threat Pakhan prefers to abandon the code of criminals and become a soldier.
Others refuse and are executed.



The film poster shows Gena (Evgeniy Tkachuk) holding a Glock style pistol. Such gun isn't used in the film.

The Glock pistol is seen better on a backdrop of the poster.

Mockup Guns

Stage actors at the rehearsal of Vereshchagin's play hold mockups of PPSh-41, MP40 and a rough generalized pistol.

An actor in the role of Salazhonok (Nikita Markovskiy) carries a "PPSh", behind him an actor in the role of Pakhan (Andrey Gulnyov) with an "MP40".
The MP40 is seen better. It is less rough than the PPSh.
The wooden barrel of the "PPSh" is seen at the right.
An actor in the role of Sailor (Ivan Baykalov) holds a wooden pistol.


A photo of Soviet Navy destroyer Soobrazitelniy is seen in a newspaper. This is real wartime photo, taken in 1943.
A photo of US Navy Iowa-class battleship is seen on the wall in a tavern in Cape Town. The plot implies it to be Missouri.

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