|The Cuckoo (Kukushka)
The Cuckoo (original title Kukushka) is a 2002 Russian war drama movie directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin. The story takes place in September 1944 on the Soviet-Finnish front. Veikko, a Finnish soldier, and Ivan, a Soviet officer, meet in a small house of a Saami woman Anni.
The following weapons were used in the film The Cuckoo:
Ivan founds a Nagant M1895 revolver in a crashed Soviet plane.
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Ivan takes a Nagant from a dead pilot.
A close view of the revolver.
Ivan with Nagant in hand.
In the opening scene a Finnish officer carries a Suomi KP/-31 SMG.
Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
A close view of the Suomi.
An officer carries his SMG.
Veikko is armed with a Karabiner 98k rifle with sniper scope. The scope isn't a German one but a Soviet VP that was used with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.
Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Finnish officer adjust the sniper scope.
He checks the rifle before giving it to Veikko.
A close view of the sniper scope.
Veikko with rifle in hand near Anni's house.
In the opening scene several German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A 98k with attached sword bayonet is seen in hands of a German soldier at the right.
A German soldier carries a 98k rifle with attached sword bayonet.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles. Many of them has bayonets attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
An MG42 is seen in the opening scene.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier carries an MG42.