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|Under Northern Lights|
Pod severnym siyaniyem
Orora no shita de
Japanese DVD cover
||Asahi Television News|
Under Northern Lights (Rus: Под северным сиянием; Pod severnym siyaniyem) aka Under Aurora (Jap: オーロラの下で; Orora no shita de) is a cooperative 1990 Soviet-Japanese movie, directed by Petras Abukiavicus, Toshio Gotô, and Sergei Vronsky. Set in the Russian and Japanese Empires between 1912 and 1917, the film tells the story of the life and friendship of Japanese hunter Genzo Tamiya (Kôji Yakusho), his Russian friend Arseniy (Andrei Boltnev), and Arseniy's tamed wolf Buran. This movie was filmed in Siberia and Japan, by a Soviet-Japanese cast and crew and is bilingual.
The following weapons were used in the film Under Aurora:
Russian Nagant M1895
A Russian police chief (Yuriy Plotnikov) briefly draws a Russian Nagant M1895. It's seen only in darkness.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
The chief of police draws his revolver.
A Japanese military policeceman (Guts Ishimatsu) carries an unknown handgun that's only seen in a holster.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Alyosha (Zhanat 'Zhan' Baizhanbayev) fires a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in the film's beginning. Later, this gun appears in the hands of Arseniy (Andrei Boltnev). Various hunters, including Lezhnev (Nikita Mikhalkov) fire 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns while hunting. A store owner (Vladimir Kuznetsov) briefly holds a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun at one moment. A few Double Barreled Shotgun can be seen at the store along with unknown rifles.
J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Alyosha (Zhanat 'Zhan' Baizhanbayev) with the shotgun.
Alyosha (Zhanat 'Zhan' Baizhanbayev) fires. Note the muzzle flash coming out of only one barrel; a nice detail.
A hunter with the shotgun slung over his shoulder.
The store owner (Vladimir Kuznetsov) with the shotgun.
Several shotguns in the sore.
Genzo Tamiya (Kôji Yakusho) carries a Murata Rifle throughout the movie in Japan and Russian Siberia. At one moment, his rifle briefly appears in the hands of Arseniy (Andrei Boltnev).
Close view of the Murata bolt.
Genzo Tamiya (Kôji Yakusho
) with the rifle slung over his shoulder.
Winchester Model 1895
A Winchester Model 1895 is the personal firearm of Arseniy (Andrei Boltnev). In the finale, this rifle is used by Genzo Tamiya (Kôji Yakusho).
Winchester Model 1895 - .30 Cal - Commercial Version with a few very slight differences between it and the military version.
The rifle hanging on a wall.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Old Evenk Niyako (Maksim Munzuk) brings a few Mosin Nagant Rifles. In archival footage, Bolshevik rebels carry Mosin Nagant Rifles.
Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Bolsheviks with the rifles in archival footage.
Arisaka Type 38
Japanese soldiers carry Arisaka Type 38s during the invasion of the Russian Far East.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese soldier with the rifle.
At the store, a few unknown rifles were seen along with Double Barreled Shotguns. A few unknown rifles are also seen in the night scene.
A few rifles in the darkness.