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The Anxious Month of September (Trevozhnyy Mesyats Veresen)

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The Anxious Month of September
(Trevozhnyy Mesyats Veresen)
Trevozhnyy mesyats Veresen Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Leonid Osyka
Release Date 1976
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ivan Kapelyukh Viktor Fokin
Pepelenko Boryslav Brondukov
Tonya Antonina Leftiy
Varvara Irina Bunina

The Anxious Month of September (Trevozhnyy mesyats Veresen) is a 1976 Soviet action movie by Leonid Osyka.

The story takes place in September 1944 ("Veresen" is the Ukrainian word for September), in a Ukrainian village that is under attack from a gang of outlaws, bandits and former German collaborators. The Soviet soldier Ivan Kapelyukh (Viktor Fokin), who was born in this village, returns home when he was discharged after being wounded. Kapelyukh with his friends rises to defend the village.

The following weapons were used in the film The anxious month of September (Trevozhnyy mesyats Veresen):


TT-33 Pistol

In the opening scene Abrosimenko (Sergei Ivanov) shows his Tokarev TT-33 pistol to Ivan Kapelyukh (Viktor Fokin).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Kapelyukh (on the right) checks Abrosimenko's TT.

Submachine guns


MP40 SMGs are used by Pepelenko (Boryslav Brondukov), Ivan Kapelyukh's friend, and several bandits, including their leader Gorely (Dmitri Mirgorodsky).

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
Pepelenko with MP40 in the final scene.
A bandit with MP40.


The PPSh-41 SMG with a 71-round drum magazine is used by the sailor Valerka (Ivan Gavrilyuk) in the final scene.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
The wounded Valerka with his PPSh-41.


Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

In the opening scene of the movie Ivan Kapelyukh (Viktor Fokin) is armed with a Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine. He later gives it to one of the villagers.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR.
Kapelyukh with the M44 Carbine.
A close view on the barrel and the side-folding bayonet of the M44 Carbine.
A villager (Vladimir Alekseyenko) fires the M44 Carbine in the final scene.

Machine guns

MG 34

The main weapon of Ivan Kapelyukh (Viktor Fokin) is the MG 34. He uses it in several small shootouts and in the final scene.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Kapelyukh studies the MG 34. The buttstock is disassembled. Pepelenko holds Kapelyukh's M44 carbine at the background.
Pepelenko (Boryslav Brondukov) is firing the MG34 to prove its reliability.
A close view on the barrel of the MG 34.
Kapelyukh is seen firing the MG 34 inside the house.
Kapelyukh with the MG 34 in the final scene.

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