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A Matter of Resistance

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A Matter of Resistance
La Vie de château
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Release Date January 25, 1966
Language English
Studio Fox Film Corporation
Distributor Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marie Catherine Deneuve
Jérôme Philippe Noiret
Dimanche Pierre Brasseur
Charlotte Mary Marquet
Julien Henri Garcin
Major Klopstock Carlos Thompson
Schimmelbeck Marc Dudicourt
American officer Donald O'Brien
Roger Paul Le Person

A Matter of Resistance is a 1966 French romantic comedy directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau which received the Louis Delluc Prize in 1965. Lower Normandy, 1944: A French Resistance fighter gets stuck in a tree one morning with his parachute on the property of the chateau Jérôme lives in with his wife Marie and his mother. However, the property is also occupied by the Germans. In the utmost secrecy, but with full commitment, the three try to help prepare for the Allies' landing. Everything could have gone smoothly, if not for the German Major Klopstock and Julien having their eyes on the beautiful Marie.

The following weapons were used in the film A Matter of Resistance:


Colt M1911A1

Julien (Henri Garcin) is armed with a Colt M1911A1.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Julien holds his just drawn Colt.
Another view of his Colt.
The holster of the American Captain also contains an M1911A1.

Luger P08

The Luger P08 is carried by Major Klopstock (Carlos Thompson), Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major) Schimmelbeck (Marc Dudicourt), and other German soldiers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The bottom of the grip of Klopstock's Luger is seen in his holster.
Schimmelbeck salutes Klopstock which offers a view of his holstered Luger.
A German soldier surprises Jérôme with his Luger.
Three Germans try to reach the dropped Luger.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk. II

One of the French Résistance fighters is briefly seen with a Sten Mk II.

Sten Mark II - 9x19mm
The Résistance fighter getting out of the Citroën Rosalie holds his Sten.

M1 Thompson

US paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division are equipped with M1 Thompsons.

M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The American Captain (Donald O'Brien) talks to Jérôme and Dimanche after the landing. The early 'simplified' "L" rear sight is visible.
A paratrooper carries his Thompson while advancing through the woods.
The Captain holds his M1 Thompson.
The paratroopers retreat after triggering an alarm.
Paratroopers rest with their Thompsons.

M1A1 Thompson

At least one of the paratroopers wields an M1A1 Thompson during the assault on the German bunker.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The paratrooper hip fires his M1A1 Thompson. Note the rear sight guard.


Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is used by German soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two German soldiers guarging the bunker with their Karabiners.
A closer view of two slung Kar98ks.
A German soldier fires his carbine at fleeing Marie and Julien.

Karabiner 98AZ

Some German soldiers are seen carrying Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbines.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two carbines are seen to the right. The left one is a Kar98AZ.
A close up of the front sight with the stacking hook.

Mauser Rifle

An unknown Mauser rifle is seen.

The rifle is seen in the foreground. It has a tangent-leaf rear sight is surrounded by wood and a front sight with protectors.


Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

A Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife is carried by Julien.

Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife 3rd pattern
Julien uses the Fairbairn-Sykes.
Charlotte (Mary Marquet) discovers the knife.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Jérôme (Philippe Noiret) owns a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

L.C. Smith case hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 gauge
Jérôme unwrappes the shotgung taken from the fireplace.
A detailed view of the left side.
Loading two shells.
Jérôme forces three German soldiers to do nothing stupid.

F1 Mle. 1935

The American Captain (Donald O'Brien) carries an F1 Mle. 1935 which he gives to Dimanche (Pierre Brasseur).

F1 Mle. 1935
Dimanche shows the grenade to Jérôme.
After taking the grenade from Dimanche, Jérôme puts it in his pocket.
After noticing an opportunity, Jérôme pulls the pin.

Browning M1919A4

An M3 Halftrack has a mounted Browning M1919A4.

Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
Marie (Catherine Deneuve) stands next to the mounted Browning on the half-track participating in the parade of Paris on August 26, 1944.
The grip manned by a US soldier is seen above Jérôme.

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