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The Passport

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The Passport
Pasport Poster.jpg
International Release Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
FRA.jpg France
AUT.jpg Austria
ISR.jpg Israel
Directed by Georgiy Daneliya
Release Date 1991
Language Russian
Studio Passport International
Main Cast
Character Actor
Merab Papashvili / Yakov Papashvili Gérard Darmon
Inga Papashvili Natalya Gundareva
Borya Chizh Oleg Yankovskiy
Semyon Klein Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Moshe Sepiashvili Mamuka Kikaleishvili
Vakhtang Papashvili Leo Pilpani
Dod Leonid Yarmolnik
Izya Bernstein Ya'ackov Ben-Sira

The Passport (Russian Pasport) is a 1991 (filmed 1990) Soviet-French-Austrian-Israeli comedy-drama directed by Georgiy Daneliya. Half-brothers Merab and Yakov Papashvili (both played by Gérard Darmon) live in Tbilisi. Yakov, being half-Jewish on his mother's side, decides to repatriate to Israel with his family. Merab accompanies Yakov to the airport but after a series of misunderstandings finds himself in Israel with his brother's papers. He wants to return home but nobody trusts his improbable story, and Merab has to live through many comedic and dramatic adventures.

The following weapons were used in the film The Passport:


Makarov PM

In the opening scene on the railway station in Tbilisi, a Militsioner carries a Makarov PM in his holster.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
A Militsioner at the left carries a PM in a holster.

Glock 17

Austrian police in Vienna carry Glock 17 pistols in holsters.

1st Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
A police officer near the Soviet embassy carries a Glock 17. The grip is seen.
A general view of the same officer's pistol.
A police officer in the Vienna airport carries a Glock.


Yakov's wife's uncle Izya Bernstein (Ya'ackov Ben-Sira) owns an M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Uncle Izya draws a pistol, suspecting Merab is a KGB agent.
The pistol on a table.
Uncle Izya: I'll shoot you, you scoundrel! Merab (leaving): Take off the safety, Rambo.

Colt MK IV Series 80

When Israeli police stop Semyon Klein's truck, an officer carries an M1911-style pistol, strangely carrying it not in a holster but tucked into the back of his pants. The flat grips with a bright, round logo allow to guess that the pistol is a Colt MK IV Series 80.

Blued Colt MK IV Series 80 - .45 ACP
The grip of the police officer's pistol is seen.
The officer draws his pistol when Merab tries to run away.

Unidentified pistol

An Israeli police officer carries a pistol in a holster. Only a small part of the grip can be seen.



Double Barreled Shotgun

In one scene, Vakhtang Papashvili (Leo Pilpani), Yakov and Merab's father, holds a Double Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammers.

Vakhtang Papashvili with the shotgun.
The exposed hammers are seen.

Assault Rifles

Steyr AUG A1 Carbine

Several Austrian police officers are armed with Steyr AUG A1 carbines.

Steyr AUG A1 carbine with 16" Barrel - 5.56x45mm
A police officer near the Soviet embassy holds an AUG. The grey stock is seen.
The carbine barrel is seen.
Police officers with AUG carbines in the Vienna airport.
A police officer at the left carries an AUG carbine.

Unidentified assault rifles (?)

When Merab illegally crosses the Israeli-Jordanian border, he is arrested by Jordanian border guards. They carry some long guns seen only from a distance. The service rifle of the Jordanian military during the 1980s was the Heckler & Koch G3.

The Jordanian border guards in the jeep carry some long guns.
The border guards approach Merab. A jeep of the Israeli border guards is seen on the other side of the fence, and a man near the jeep also holds some long gun.

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