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Angel's Leap (Le Saut de l'ange)

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Le Saut de l'ange
Theatrical poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italia
Directed by Yves Boisset
Release Date 1971
Language French
Studio Lira Films
International Apollo Films
Distributor C. F. D. C. - Océanic
Main Cast
Character Actor
Louis Orsini Jean Yanne
Mason / Custer Sterling Hayden
Sylvaine Orsini Senta Berger
Henry Di Fusco Gordon Mitchell
Diego Alvarez Raymond Pellegrin
Marc Orsini Claude Cerval
Lucien Orsini Marcel Lupovici
Commissioner Pedrinelli Daniel Ivernel
Forestier Giancarlo Sbragia

Angel's Leap (Le Saut de l'ange) (Italian title: Da parte degli amici: firmato mafia!) is a 1971 French-Italian crime drama directed by Yves Boisset. In Marseille starts election campaign, Professional assassin Henry Di Fusco (Gordon Mitchell) kill to chiefs of Corsican clan - brothers Lucien (Marcel Lupovici) and Marc Orsini (Claude Cerval). These murders organizes Diego Alvarez (Raymond Pellegrin) from ordered by a wealthy merchant Forestier (Giancarlo Sbragia). In Thailand live the last of clan Orsinis - Louis (Jean Yanne) with his wife and daughter, ex-soldier from Vietnam called "Cobra". Alvarez wants to get rid of him and so start out to Bangkok his proven hitman. Louis sends her daughter to France, accompanied by his American friend Mason (Sterling Hayden). Fusco comes after the departure of the child and accidentally kills her mother. Moreover in a street shootout provoked by Forestier´s men dies his daughter. Luis Orsini no choice but to return to Marseille and with the help of his two Vietnamese assistants settle accounts with those who murdered his family.

The following weapons were used in the film Angel's Leap (Le Saut de l'ange):

Browning Hi-Power

Browning Hi-Power pistol is seen in hand of two killers working for Orsini's clan.

The first version of the classic pistol, developed by John Browning and Dieudonné Saive, and adopted by Belgium in 1935, the FN P-35 - 9x19mm

Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun (Sawed Off)

Henry Di Fusco (Gordon Mitchell) kills his first victim - Lucien Orsini (Marcel Lupovici) - using a Short barreled Side by Side (Sawed Off) shotgun.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 gauge

Colt Cobra

Colt Cobra revolver in the holster hanging in Thailand in house of Luis Orsini (Jean Yanne). According to him, he got his nickname "Cobra".

Colt Cobra - .38 Special

Luger P08

Various characters are seen with a Luger P08 pistol. Henry Di Fusco (Gordon Mitchell) used a suppressed gun.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.

M1A1 Thompson

A Vietnamese guy sitting in the front seat jeep holds a M1A1 Thompson submachine gun.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

One of Vietnamese guys (in background) is armed with a Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistol.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver

Diego Alvarez (Raymond Pellegrin) pulls at the Vietnamese from a drawer a Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special

Walther P38

The younger of Vietnamese hold in Marseilles in hand a Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm

Colt M1911A1

A police officer kills one of Vietnamese from an unidentified pistol, who resembles to Colt M1911A1.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose

Louis Orsini (Jean Yanne) and Mason (Sterling Hayden) are seen with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special




Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose (Early model)

Sylvaine Orsini (Senta Berger) does a suicide with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose early model.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Early Model

Gevarm Type D4

Policemen from special mobile unit (CRS) are equipped by Gevarm Type D4 submachine guns.

Gevarm Type D4


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