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Bandits of Orgosolo (Banditi a Orgosolo)

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Bandits of Orgosolo (Banditi a Orgosolo)
Banditi a Orgosolo Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Vittorio De Seta
Release Date 1961
Language Italian
Studio Titanus
Main Cast
Character Actor
Michele Iossu Michele Cossu
Giuseppe Iossu Peppeddu Cuccu
Mintonia Vittorina Pisano

Bandits of Orgosolo (Banditi a Orgosolo) is a 1961 Italian B&W drama movie directed by Vittorio De Seta. The main character of the movie is Michele Iossu, a Sardinian shepherd, who is wrongly accused in complicity with bandits and a murder of a carabinier. Michele has to flee in mountains where he loses all his flock of sheeps and has to become a bandit and rob other shepherds. The cast of the movie was completly formed of non-professional actors, mostly Sardinian shepherds.

The following weapons were used in the film Bandits of Orgosolo (Banditi a Orgosolo):

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 38A

Most carabiniers are armed with Beretta Model 38A SMGs.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
A carabinier carries a Beretta Model 38A.
Carabiniers, armed with Beretta Model 38A SMGs, interrogate Giuseppe, Michele's young brother. They also carry pistol holsters but the pistols aren't seen.

Beretta Model 38/42

One of the bandits who hides in Michele's hut in the opening scene is armed with a Beretta Model 38/42 SMG. Michele holds a Beretta Model 38/42 on a promotion still while in the movie he carries a Beretta Model 38/44.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
A close view of Beretta 38/42.
A bandit holds his SMG.
Michele holds a Beretta Model 38/42 on a promotion still.

Beretta Model 38/44

In the final scene Michele arms himself with a Beretta Model 38/44 that he gets from his brother-in-law Gonario.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
Michele goes through the night with a Beretta 38/44 in hand.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Michele and other shepherds carry double barreled shotguns.

A close view of Michele's shotgun.
Michele carries a shotgun.
A carabinier inspects Michele's shotgun.


Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Two of the bandits in the opening scene are armed with Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines. Several carabiniers also carry Carcano carbines.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52 mm
A folding bayonet of Carcano carbine is seen.
A close view of the bolt and stock.
A Carcano carbine next to sleeping bandit.
Three carabiniers patrol the villadge at night. The one at the left carries a Carcano carbine.

Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle

A carabinier carries a Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle.

Carcano M91/38 - 6.5x52 mm
A carabinier carries a rifle on sling.

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