|The Hostage Gang|
(Le gang des otages)
Original Theatrical Poster
|Liliane Guerec Nodier
The Hostage Gang (Le gang des otages) is a 1973 French-Italian crime movie directed by Édouard Molinaro. When small time robbers Gilbert Nordier (Daniel Cauchy) and Serge Donati (Gilles Ségal) are arrested, Gilbert's wife Liliane (Bulle Ogier) organizes their spectacular escape in the middle of court. Taking the magistrates hostage, the gang flees one last time.
The following weapons were used in the film The Hostage Gang (Le gang des otages):
Gilbert Nordier's (Daniel Cauchy) handgun is a snub nose revolver in Smith & Wesson Model 10 style. The revolver with square butt and heavy barrel resembles the S&W Model 10HB snub nose, but the shape of the front sight allows to identify it as Ruby Extra, a Llama produced variant of Model 10.
Ruby Extra with 2.5" barrel - .38 Special
Gilbert holds his revolver during the street robbery.
The Smith & Wesson cylinder release is seen.
Gilbert aims his revolver at Liliane when he tries to hijack her car.
The revolver is seen during the robbery in the supermarcet.
The revolver is seen from the back when Gilbert takes Magistrate Imbert (Maurice Travail) as hostage.
A good view of the front sight of the revolver.
An Arminius revolver, possibly an HW-3, is briefly seen in hands of a police detective.
Beretta Model 70
Liliane (Bulle Ogier) owns a bright nickel plated Beretta Model 70. This pistol is also seen in hands of Gilbert Nordier (Daniel Cauchy).
Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP. The screen gun has bright nickel finish and brown grips.
Liliane's Beretta in the bathroom.
Gilbert plays a dangerous game with the gun.
Liliane draws the pistol from her handbag and takes hostages.
Liliane threatens Magistrate Imbert.
Liliane holds Imbert at gunpoint.
Serge Donati (Gilles Ségal) uses a Walther P38 for most of his robberies.
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Serge (at the background) holds his Walther during the robbery in the supermarket.
Serge aims the pistol at a police officer in the court during the hostage scene.
Serge holds the clerk of the court at gunpoint.
A close-up of Serge's P38 in the same scene.
Unique Rr 51
Unique Rr 51 is seen in hands of gang member Maurice Perret (Gérard Darrieu).
The barrel of Maurice's pistol during the robbery.
Maurice holds the pistol. The grip is seen.
The shape of the rear part allows to identify the gun as Rr 51 rather than Model 17.
Maurice puts his pistol on the shelf while he takes the cash from the safe.
During the arrest of the gang, a plainclothes police detective holds a Beretta M1934.
A police detective holds Serge at gunpoint.
FN Model 1922
One of the pistols, forcibly taken by Gilbert and Serge from police officers in the courthouse, seems to be an FN Model 1922.
Gilbert holds a pistol, taken from a police officer. This is most likely FN 1922.
When rival criminal Jo Franck (Maurice Barrier
) hunts for Serge Donati, he holds a pistol that is seen only in distance.
A plainclothes police detective holds a pistol during the arrest of the gang.
Another view of the same pistol.
One more detective with a pistol in same scene.
Serge disarms a police officer under the threat of his P38 during the hostage scene. The pistol in holster is seen only partially. Maybe this is an FN 1922, like the gun that Gilbert takes from another police officer.
MAT-49 submachine guns are widely used by police in several scenes.
A gendarme at the right holds a MAT-49 during the first arrest of Gilbert Nordier.
Two gendarmes at the foreground carry MAT-49s.
A gendarme holds the MAT-49.
A gendarme runs with the MAT-49 with folded magazine.
Gevarm Type D4
Serge Donati (Gilles Ségal) and Gilbert Nordier (Daniel Cauchy) use a Gevarm Type D4 during several robberies.
Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Serge holds the Gevarm submachine gun during the bank heist.
Gilbert holds the Gevarm submachine gun during the robbery in the restaurant.
Berthier Mle 1916 Carbine
During the hostage scene, many gendarmes are armed with Berthier Mle 1916 carbines.
Berthier Model 1916 Carabine - 8x50mm R
The stock of the carbine is seen at the left.
Gendarmes carry carbines at the background left.
A gendarme with a carbine.
Gendarmes with carbines in the courthouse.
Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34
A gendarme carries a rifle that is supposed to be a Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34.
Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34 - 7.5x54 mm
A gendarme carries a Berthier short rifle, supposedly an Mle 07-15 M34.
Another gendarme holds an unidentified rifle.
A gendarme holds an unidentified carbine or a short rifle.
Another view of the same gun. The straight bolt handle is seen.
Police snipers hold unknown rifles with scopes.
One of the rifles is seen. This is a sporting or hunting gun.