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El diputado

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El diputado
El diputado Poster.jpg
Original Spanish Poster
Country ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia
Release Date 1978
Language Spanish
Studio Figaro Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roberto Orbea José Sacristán
Carmen Orbea María Luisa San José
Juanito José Luis Alonso
Eusebio Moreno Pastrana Enrique Vivó
Carrés Agustín González

El diputado ("The Deputy"; released in USA under the original Spanish title; alternative English title is Confessions of a Congressman) is a 1978 Spanish drama movie directed by Eloy de la Iglesia. In post-Francoist Spain, a left wing politician Roberto Orbea (José Sacristán) is elected as the Deputy of the Cortes Generales (Parliament). But the ultra right organisation, headed by Carrés (Agustin Gonzales), uncovers Orbrea's most intimate secrets that may ruin his career.

The following weapons were used in the film El diputado:


Astra 400

Carrés (Agustín González), the leader of the ultra right organisation, holds an Astra 400 pistol on the shooting range.

Astra 400 - 9 x 23mm Bergmann / Largo
Carrés fires his Astra 400 on the range.
Astra pistols are seen in hands of Carrés (at the foreground) and a man in black jacket at the background.
Carrés holds the pistol while speaking with Juanito (José Luis Alonso).
Carrés hands the pistol to Juanito.
The pistol in Juanito's hands.
A perfect view of the distinctive heel-mounted magazine release.
Juanito holds the Astra 400 on a promotional image.


In several scenes Carrés (Agustín González) holds a TT-33. TT pistols (possibly the same prop reused) are also seen in hands of a police officer and a shooter on the range. TTs were supplied to the Spanish Republic from the USSR during the Spanish Civil War, and a number of these pistols could still be in use in 1970s, although hardly as an officially adopted police sidearms.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Carrés holds a TT while watching the attack of biker thugs on the leftist agitators.
A TT is seen in hands of a police officer during the street unrest.
A man in white overcoat holds a TT on the shooting range. He definitly tries to release the slide catch by repeatedly hitting the back of the slide with his palm.
Carrés gives the unloaded pistol to Juanito (José Luis Alonso), hinting at the possibility of murder of Roberto Orbea. The pre-1947 slide serration is seen.
The pistol in Juanito's hands.
A slightly blurry close-up of the TT.
Carrés takes back the pistol and loads it.
Carrés, pistol in hand, and his henchman Enrique (uncredited) threaten Juanito.

Unidentified pistol

A pistol is seen in the shoulder holster of a police detective (Juan Jesús Valverde).

The semi-rounded magazine catch and the heel differ from Astra pistols, although it may be some version of Ruby.

Submachine Guns

Star Z-45

Spanish Guardia Civil personnel and the militants of Carrés' organisation are armed with Star Z-45 submachine guns.

Star Z-45 - 9x23mm Largo
Guardia Civil in the courtroom are armed with Z-45 submachine guns.
Two of Carrés' men hold Z-45 submachine guns in the scene in Orbea's secret apartments.
A good view of a Star Z-45 in hands of Enrique (uncredited).
The barrel of a Z-45 is seen.
The barrels of both submachine guns are seen.

Star Z-62

Spanish police use Star Z-62 submachine guns.

Star Z-62 - 9x23mm Largo
Two police officers carry Star Z-62 submachine guns.
A police officer holds a Star Z-62 during the street unrest.
The barrel, the folded buttstock and the sling swivel are seen.


M43 Spanish Mauser

During the street unrest, a pair of police officers hold M43 Spanish Mauser rifles with grenade launchers for tear gas grenades. The model of the grenades is unknown but they are most likely used with standard 22mm adapters.

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two police officers hold Mauser rifles with rifle grenades.
Another view of the same scene. The straight bolt handles are seen.
The upper barrel band in Gewehr 98 style is seen.
A decent view of the rear sight and the bolt.


During the opening credits, fragments of paintings by various Soviet artists appear at the background. More or less faithful depictions of Mosin Nagant Rifles are seen on several paintings on revolutionary thematics.

The Red Guards with Mosin Nagant rifles on The Defense of Petrograd (1928) by Aleksandr Deyneka.
The revolutionaly Russian soldiers with Mosin Nagant rifles on The Decree on Peace (1957) by Vladimir Serov.
The Red Army men with Mosin Nagant rifles on For the power of the Soviets (1957) by Sergey Gerasimov.

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