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Missing Among the Living (Propavshiye sredi zhivykh)

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Missing Among the Living
(Propavshiye sredi zhivykh)
Propavshiye sredi zhivykh Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Fetin
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yevgeniy Khilkov Mikhail Dolginin
Fyodor Borisovich Kashlev alias "Nyrok" Pavel Kadochnikov
Nastya Irina Bogdanova
Militsia Lt.Col. Igor Vasilyevich Kornilov Ernst Romanov
Militsia Capt. Yuriy Yevgenevich Belyanchikov Aleksandr Demyanenko
Militsia Capt. Semyon Bugayev Sergei Ivanov (II)
Misha Zagoruyko alias "Koshmarik" Vladimir Yuryev

Missing Among the Living (Propavshiye sredi zhivykh) is a Soviet 1981 detective movie directed by Vladimir Fetin and based on the story by Sergei Vysotsky. A seasoned criminal Kashlev alias "Nyrok" lures a young inexperienced taxi driver Yevgeniy Khilkov into the crime sheme. Meanwile Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) detectives investigate the activities of "Nyrok"'s gang.

The following weapons were used in the film Missing Among the Living (Propavshiye sredi zhivykh):

Walther PP

A personal sidearm of Leningrad Ugolovny Rozysk detective Capt. Yuriy Belyanchikov (Aleksandr Demyanenko) is a Walther PP (hardly fitting handgun for Soviet Militsia). This pistol is also seen in hands of Belyanchikov on the original movie poster while the modern DVD cover oddly shows the image mirrored (see Trivia section). Criminal "Nyrok" (Pavel Kadochnikov) also holds a Walther PP that switches consistently to CZ 27 and Makarov PM due to continuity errors.

War Time Walther PP Pistol - 7.65x17mm
Belyanchikov holds his pistol when he finds a murder victim in the elevator. The pistol is definitly slimmer and more elongated that the PM and matches PP.
"Nyrok" draws his pistol from the stash.
He puts the pistol in pocket.

CZ 27

When "Nyrok" shifts his pistol from a side pocket of his overcoat into the inner, it is a CZ 27.

CZ 27 - 7.65x17mm
"Nyrok" holds a CZ 27.

Makarov PM

When "Nyrok" again draws his pistol from the inner pocket, it is a Makarov PM.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
"Nyrok" threatens a truck driver with a PM.
The PM in "Nyrok"'s hand after the crash.
A detective takes the pistol from the criminal's hand.


The image on the DVD cover followes the original Soviet poster but shows Belyanchikov mirrored so that the pistol is in his left hand.

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