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The Possessed (Les Possédés)

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The Possessed (Les Possédés)
Les possedes Poster.jpg
Original poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Release Date 1988
Language French
Studio Gaumont
Distributor Gaumont
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikolay Stavrogin Lambert Wilson
Pyotr Verkhovensky Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Ivan Sjatov Jerzy Radziwilowicz
Marya Lebyadkina Jutta Lampe
Stepan Verkhovensky Omar Sharif
Liza Drozdova Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Lebyadkin Wladimir Yordanoff
Maria Sjatova Isabelle Huppert

The Possessed (original title Les Possédés) is a French 1988 screen adaptation of the famous novel Besy by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Andrzej Wajda.

The following weapons were used in the film The Possessed (Les Possédés):


Nagant 1877 Gendarmerie

Ivan Sjatov (Jerzy Radziwilowicz) owns a Nagant 1877 Gendarmerie double barreled pistol. Sjatov incorrectly calls it a revolver (like it was in the original novel).

Nagant 1877 Gendarmerie double barreled pistol - .380 Belgian
Sjatov aims his gun at Stavrogin.
A view of the pistol from the rear.
A closer view.
The pistol on the floor.

Elgin Cutlass Pistol

Pyotr Verkhovensky (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) uses an Elgin Cutlass Pistol or some other similar looking gun to commit the murder.

Elgin Cutlass Percussion Cap Pistol - .54 cal
Verkhovensky holds a Cutlass Pistol.
A close view of the gun.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Aleksey Kirillov (Laurent Malet) owns a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolver.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Kirillov draws his revolver.
He holds the gun.
Another view of the revolver.

Unidentified revolver

When Pyotr Verkhovensky (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) visits Kirillov in the end of the movie, he is armed with a revolver instead of previously used Cutlass Pistol.

Verkhovensky aims his revolver at Kirillov.

Long Guns

Percussion cap muskets

In the scene of workers' riot mounted Cossacks carry percussion cap muskets.

The barrel.
The barrel with ramrod is seen at the background.
The percussion cap lock is seen.

Unidentified long guns

In one scene a pair of soldiers on the railroad station carry nondescript long guns with spike bayoners.

Soldiers at the left carry long guns.

See Also

Other screen adaptations of the original novel:

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