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I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare)

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I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare)
I comme Icare Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Release Date 1979
Language French
Studio France 2
V Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Attorney general Henri Volney Yves Montand
Karl Eric Daslow Didier Sauvegrain
Carlos de Palma Jean Negroni
Luigi Lacosta Michel Albertini
Frederic Heiniger Michel Etcheverry
Richard Mallory Jacques Sereys

I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare) is a 1979 French political thriller directed by Henri Verneuil. The plot follows the events of JFK assassination but is set in a fictional European state where the president is shot by a sniper. The commission, lead by the Attorney general Henri Volney (Yves Montand), holds investigation and finds a trace of a conspiration in high ranks.

The following weapons were used in the film I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare):


Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by unknown person to kill Karl Eric Daslow (Didier Sauvegrain).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
The unknown person aims at Daslow.
The pistol is seen next to Daslow's hand.
The pistol is seen on the table during the trial.

Snub nose revolver

In one scene a police inspector (Georges Trillat) fires a snub nose revolver. It appears to have a 5-shot cylinder so Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a possible guess.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
The inspector fires.

Unidentified handguns

Police officers carry unidentified handguns.

A police officer at the right holds a pistol.
A police officer at the background holds a pistol and a hand-held radio.

Submachine Guns


Police officers carry MAT-49 SMGs.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A police officer at the left holds a MAT-49.
A pair of police officers with MAT-49s.


Browning BAR

A Browning BAR is used to assassinate President Jarry. Karl Eric Daslow (Didier Sauvegrain) holds a rifle that appears to be unloaded while the real shooter is another person. Daslow's rifle is identified to be in .338 Winchester Magnum caliber.

Browning Grade-II BAR - .30-06. Unlike the sample, the BAR rifle, used in the movie, is an early model that was produced from 1966.
Daslow opens the case with rifle.
He aims.
Daslow aims on a promotion still.
He finds out that the magazine is empty.
The rifle and three spent cartridges are seen on the table during the trial.
A police sniper holds the rifle during the test.
A close view.

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