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Day of the Falcon (Or noir)

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Day of the Falcon
Movie poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
QAT.jpg Quatar
TUN.jpg Tunisia
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release Date 2011
Language English
Studio Quinta Communications
Prima TV
The Doha Film Institute
Distributor Image Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Emir Nesib Antonio Banderas
Prince Auda Tahar Rahim
Sultan Amar Mark Strong
Princess Leyla Freida Pinto
Ali Riz Ahmed
Sheikh Beni Sirri Lotfi Dziri
Hassan Dakhil Eriq Ebouaney
Thurkettle Corey Johnson
Saleh Akin Gazi
Ibn Idriss Jan Uddin

Day of the Falcon (Original title: Or noir; English: "Black Gold") is a 2011 French-Italian-Tunisian-Quatari adventure drama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud on based the novel South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia written by Hans Ruesch. Starring Antonio Banderas, Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong and Freida Pinto.

The following weapons were used in the film Day of the Falcon (Or noir):


Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

Ibn Idriss (Jan Uddin) pulls at Prince Saleh (Akin Gazi) his Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer pistol.

Mauser Model 712 Schnellfeuer with 10-round magazine - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Ibn Idris pulled a pistol from his holster ...
... and put it into the prince's face.

FN Model 1900

Tariq (Walid Nahdi) is armed with a FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900, .32 ACP
Tarik stepped off the plane with a gun in his hand.
When he found an ambush, he returned to the aircraft ...
... and opened fire on the attackers.

Double Barreled Pistol

Several tribal warriors, include Sheikh Beni Sirri (Lotfi Dziri), carry double barreled pistol. They appear to be large caliber smoothbore hunting pistol, some distant cousin of Howdah Pistol.

Some guards of the sultan's "prisoners army" are armed by the double barreled pistol.
Sheikh Beni Sirri (Lotfi Dziri) aims a pistol at Prince Auda ...
... but then Auda´s men disarmed him.

Oriental Flintlock pistol

Aicha (Liya Kebede) is armed with a Oriental flintolock pistol.

Turkish Flintlock Pistol.


Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Nasib's officers used anachronistic Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolvers. Several pieces seizes also Auda´s men holds some fighters in their hands.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - a modified and parkerized version of the .38 Special revolver, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 - the "Victory Model" is chambered in .38 S&W
One of Auda's men (right) waving with this gun over his head.
Ali (Riz Ahmed) carries this revolver in the pocket of his coat.
Smith & Wesson Victory Model pick up in final fight also Prince Auda (Tahar Rahim).

Webley Mk.VI

Another of emir's officers carry Webley Mk VI revolvers. Also, their weapons are captured by the freed prisoners.

Webley Mk. VI

Submachine guns

M1A1 Thompson

The crews of Nesib's armored cars have also available a M1A1 Thompson submachine guns. The freed prisoners looted several weapons.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
M1A1 Thompson in the armored car.

M1 Thompson

The older M1 Thompson submachine guns also are seen in the hands of several soldiers and freed prisoners.

M1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
One of freed prisoners with these weapon in his hand.

Rifles & Muskets

Lee-Enfield Mk.I

Various characters carry a British Lee-Enfield Mk.I rifles. Prince Saleh (Akin Gazi) also seized this weapon.

Lee-Enfield Mk.I - .303 British. In service between 1896-1907
Prince Saleh (Akin Gazi) disarmed his guard.
Also many of sultan's "prisoners army" guards carry these weapons.
Some of freed prisoners are seen with a Lee-Enfield Mk.I.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

Next fighters are seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
Several freed prisoners is armed with a Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifle.
Same weapon on the his back carries also Nesib's fighter.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

Next fighters are seen with anachronistic Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifles.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British.
With anachronistic Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I on his back is seen one of freed prisoners (far left).

Turkish Gew.88/05/35

A guard of sultan's "prisoners army" holds in his hand Turkish Gew.88/05/35 rifle with down turned bolt handle.

Turkish Gew.88/05/35 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.

Berthier Mle 1916 Carbine

Many characters are seen with Berthier Mle 1916 carbines in their hands.

Berthier Model 1916 Carabine
Guards of Amar's "prisoners army" fired on recalcitrant prisoners.
The guard of "prisoners army" (left) holds in his hand this carbine without a magazine.
Berthier Mle 1916 in hand of one Auda's men, who attacked on an armored vehicle in the desert.
One of freed prisoners (left) waving with trophy weapon.

Sharps 1874 Gemmer

Sheikh Beni Sirri (Lotfi Dziri) used Sharps 1874 Gemmer rifle, a version of the Sharps rifles family with the addition of some Hawken Rifle type parts, like the long ramrod below the barrel (on the breechloading Sharps it is used for cleaning the barrel).

Italian Palmetto replica of Sharps 1874 Gemmer - .45-70

Oriental Musket

The warriors of desert tribes often still wears the old Jezail and Ottoman muskets. Several of these weapons can also be seen in the house of the Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) on the wall.

Jezail musket
Ottoman musket
Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) speaks with his son. In the background on the wall can be seen a few Jezail muskets.
The tribal fighters raided on oilfields. One of them (left) holding a Ottoman musket.

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

One of the tribal fighters uses Kentucky Flintlock Rifle.

Kentucky Rifle - .36 caliber.
One of the tribal fighters fired from a musket at a airplane.

Machine Guns

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun

M1914 Hotchkiss machine guns are near Nesib's oilfields and also are mounted into his armored cars.

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod
This machine gun with a tripod stand near the oilfields.
M1914 Hotchkiss mounted into armored car.

Unknown Machinegun (Mocked Up as Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau")

Nesib´s military plane is equipped with Spandau MG08/15 machine gun. Judging by the fact that its barrel is placed on top part of cooler jacket (in contrast to the on the bottom on the real MG08), actually this is other machinegun, mocked-up as LMG 08/15.

MG08/15 air-cooled.

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel machine gun is part of the defense of oil wells also.

Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG.

Maxim MG08

Nesib's soldiers deployed for defend the oil fields also one Maxim MG08 heavy machine gun.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser


M1 Mortar

Nesib's oil fields guards beside a machine guns are equipped also with several M1 mortars.

M1 Mortar - 81mm

Armored car

Nesib's army own also several half-track armored cars (more info there: [1]). It appears to be a made for movie vehicles, presumably built on the bulldozers' chassis.



Alternative poster

Black Gold (2011)

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