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The Ashes and The Stars (Popel a hvezdy)

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The Ashes and The Stars
(Popel a hvězdy)
Popel a hvezdy poster.jpg
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Vladimír Kavciak
Release Date 1990
Language Czech
Studio Československá televize
Main Cast
Character Actor
Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Waldstein Jirí Adamíra
Ferdinand II Gustav Opocenský
Ferdinand III Antonín Procházka
Trčka Ladislav Frej
Piccolomini Ivan Vyskocil
Lamormain Frantisek Nemec
Werdenberg Jaroslav Pospísil
Questenberg Frantisek Svihlík
Šlik Otakar Brousek
Collatto Josef Nedorost

The Ashes and The Stars (Czech: Popel a hvězdy) is a 1990 Czech two part historical drama directed by Vladimír Kavciak, set during the Thirty Years' War.

The following weapons were used in the film The Ashes and The Stars (Popel a hvezdy):


Wheellock Pistol

Several characters, include Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Waldstein (Jirí Adamíra) uses Brunswick Wheellock Pistols throughout the movie. Several whellock pistol (different types) is seen hanged on the whall

Brunswick wheellock pistol
Wheellock pistol
Two Waldstein servantes holds pistols akimbo.
Another view of the same scene.
Waldstein aims the pistol, tooked from his servant...
...and fires it in air.
Waldstein grabs the pistol...
...and fires it in the darkness.
Two pistol is seen hanged on the wall swords.

Flintlock Pistol

Several mercenaries fires Flintlock Pistols during the Battle of Breitenfeld.

18th Century Saxon flintlock pistol.
Mercenary fires.

Long Guns

Matchlock Musket

The conspirators fires Matchlock Muskets at the film climax.

European Matchlock musket.
The conspirators aims their musket...
...and fires it...
...at the Wallenstein men.

Unknown Musket

Ferdinand III (Antonín Procházka) briefly carries an unknown musket. Althought the muzzle and ramrode is perfectly seen, any other parts had never get into the frame, so, this gun may be matchlock, whellock, flintlock or even percussion muzzleloaded rifle.

Ferdinand III puts the musket to the table.
Muzzle and ramrod is seen.

Unknown Long Gun

An unknown long gun was fired during the Battle of Lützen. It was seen only in the heavy darkness, but, due the lack a flash from the touch hole, we can understand, that's actuly not a muzzleloaded firearm.

Only muzzle flash is seen.


Field Cannon

Field Cannon was fired during the Battle of Lützen.

Cannon is fired.

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