|October 27, 2011
Hotel Lux is a 2011 German tragicomedy film directed by Leander Haußmann. The film title refers to the eponymous hotel in Moscow, where political emigrants were quartered in the 1930s. In 1938, the actually apolitical cabaret comedian Hans Zeisig (Michael "Bully" Herbig) suddenly falls in disgrace because of an excessive Hitler parody and sees himself forced to flee to Moscow. There he descends to the Hotel Lux, the legendary haven of communist officials from all over the world. Due to a misunderstanding, he is held for the personal astrologer of Adolf Hitler, which penetrates even to Stalin. This wants to recruit him with all force. Together with his former stage partner Siggi Meyer (Jürgen Vogel) and the Dutch underground fighter Frida (Thekla Reuten), who also stayed in the Lux, Hans tries to escape the machinations.
The following weapons were used in the film Hotel Lux:
FN Model 1910
Siggi Meyer (Jürgen Vogel) is briefly seen with a FN Model 1910 in his trousers.
Siggi shows his pistol to Hans.
He tries to draws his pistol but can still hold back.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
Frida van Oorten (Thekla Reuten) is briefly seen with a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket as she's in Hans' room.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP
Frida draws the pocket pistol.
SS officers are seen with Luger P08s.
The officers on the left hold the pistols.
The Obersturmbannführer (Arved Birnbaum) uses a Walther P38 in Berlin .
Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A Mauser C96 is briefly fired by Wassili Ulrich (Juraj Kukura) that he took from a officer.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Wassili shoots an NKVD officer for a wrong shooting order.
Nikolai Jeschow (Alexander Senderovich) uses a Tokarev TT-33 with white grips.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Nikolai holds the pistol. Note the white grip.
Smith & Wesson Victory Model
Josef Stalin (Valery Grishko) uses a Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver as his personal firearm (standing for the original Military & Police). In real life Stalin owned many weapons, but is was best known with Korovin TK pistol.
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
Stalin shows his revolver to Hans.
"Hansen is a friend of mine.
The grip is seen.
Siggi disguised as Hitler holds the revolver.
An NKVD officer fires an unknown revolver at Hans and Karl-Heinz (Sebastian Blomberg) that could be also the Smith & Wesson Victory Model but is seen very briefly.
The officer in the middle fires.
Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine
The anachronistic Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is used by NKVD soldiers standing for correct M38 Carbines.
Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
An NKVD soldier with his carbine arresting a Politics prisoner.
The carbine seen on the left holding at Hans and Frida.
Soldiers standing with M44 Carbines during the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact as Vyacheslav Molotov (Jakob Köhn
) walks to Stalin's car on August 23, 1939.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Some full-lengh Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles are also seen.
Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Guard with his Mosin-Nagant in front of Stalin's house.
The Guard on the left with the rifle.
Potsdam M1839 Musket
A Potsdam M1839 Musket is seen as a gift from German communists to Stalin's birthday on a table.
Potsdam Infanteriegewehr M1839 Musket - .69
The barrel with fixed bayonet is seen.
The Percussion cap is seen on the right.
A Karabiner 98k is briefly seen during Siggi's flashback.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
on the right.
Soviet NKVD Soldiers are armed with anachronistic PPSh-41 submachine guns standing for correct PPD-34/38s.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier walks through a corridor of Hotel Lux.
Soldiers fire their PPShs at Hans and Karl-Heinz Müller on the rooftop.
Soldiers reading their SMGs outside of Hans' room.
A close up of a PPSh during the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.
German soldiers can briefly seen with anachronstic MP40s during the flashback standing for correct MP38.
Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Another German soldier with the MP.
The thick soldier takes the MP.
A DShK heavy machine gun is seen at the airport.
DShK on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A soldier manning the DSshK.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is briefly seen on a table as a gift to Stalin. Stalin was really presented with a high-class TOZ-A double barreled shotgun, but only in 1944. So he was known for using shotguns Sauer and Winchester (apparently M1897 or M1912).
Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The shotgun on the table.