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Without Apparent Motive (Sans mobile apparent)

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Without Apparent Motive
(Sans mobile apparent)
Sans mobile apparent Poster.jpg
French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Philippe Labro
Release Date 1971
Language French
Studio Cinétel; EIA; Président Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stéphane Carella Jean-Louis Trintignant
Sandra Forest Dominique Sanda
Julien Sabirnou Sacha Distel
Francis Palombo Paul Crauchet
Jocelyne Rocca Carla Gravina
Juliette Vaudreuil Laura Antonelli
Perry Rupert-Foote Jean-Pierre Marielle
Hélène Vallée Stéphane Audran

Without Apparent Motive (original title Sans mobile apparent) is a 1971 French-Italian detective thriller directed by Philippe Labro. It is based on the 1963 novel "Ten Plus One" by Ed McBain, but the plot is moved from USA to France.

The following weapons were used in the film Without Apparent Motive (Sans mobile apparent):


Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Police inspector Stéphane Carella (Jean-Louis Trintignant) carries a Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Carella's revolver in holster on the table.
Carella shows his revolver to Juliette Vaudreuil as a proof that he can protect her.
The cylinder is open.
Carella fires in the final scene.
A close view of the revolver. The shape of the front sight allows to identify it as M&P rather than Model 10.

MAB Model D

Uniformed policemen are armed with MAB Model D pistols.

MAB Model D Type I - .32 ACP
Without Apparent Motive-MAB-1.jpg

Unidentified revolvers

Carella's assistants Di Bozzo (Gilles Ségal) and Doume (Pierre Dominique) carry snub nose revolvers that are seen only in holsters.

Dume (in white suit) and Di Bozzo (in brown suit) with their revolvers in holsters.

Smith & Wesson 41

A Smith & Wesson 41 pistol is seen in Carella's apartments.

Smith & Wesson 41 with standard grips - .22 Long Rifle
An S&W 41 pistol and a target revolver are seen.

Unidentified target revolver

A target revolver is seen in Carella's apartments.

A target pistol and a target revolver are seen.

Submachine Guns


Gendarmes with MAT-49 SMGs are seen in several scenes.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Gendarmes search a car.
A close view of MAT-49 in the same scene.
Gendarmes enter a house in search of the murderer.


Unique X-51

The mysterious murderer uses a Unique X-51 .22 caliber semi-auto rifle with sniper scope and sound suppressor. The identity of the sniper is revealed only in the final scene.

Unique X-51 - .22 LR
The sniper aims at his first target. A logo and "Automatique .22 Long Rifle" inscription can be seen.
A close view of the trigger.
The sniper disassembles his rifle.
Disassembled rifle in the box.
The sniper assembles his rifle in the final scene. A sound suppressor, a magazine and a box of cartridges are seen on the table.
The sniper loads his rifle.
Several .22LR cartridges, both live and spend, in ballistic laboratory.

Rifles and Shotguns

Various rifles and shotguns are seen in the weapon shop.

Without Apparent Motive-Guns.jpg

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