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Dark Sun (Temné slunce)

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Temné slunce
Dark Sun
Dark Sun-DVD cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Otakar Vávra
Release Date 1982
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ing. Prokop Radoslav Brzobohatý
Kris Magda Vásáryová
Tomeš Ludek Munzar
The detective Karel Chromík
Commander of hijackers András Bálint
Woman-hijacker Jana Brezková
The terrorist Alexej Okunev

Dark Sun (Original title: Temné slunce) is a 1982 Czech film directed by Otakar Vávra. It is a remake of his film Krakatit (1948). It is a contemporary update of the literary classic Krakatit by Karel Čapek about the absurdity of war and potential abuses of science. Ing. Prokop (Radoslav Brzobohatý) makes ​​a remarkable discovery. His experiments lead to the creation of an explosive with unimaginable destructive powers. he is surrounded by international interests trying to take advantage of the invention for military purposes. Prokop becomes a pilgrim on a road full of devilish temptations, intrigue and frustration, where he meets an unscrupulous and inscrutable girl named Kris (Magda Vásáryová). The film is similar to the original film adaptation, but updated for the actual political situation of the early 1980s associated with the invention of the neutron bomb.

The following weapons were used in the film Dark Sun (Temné slunce):


Browning Hi-Power

The commander of hijackers (András Bálint) (right) uses a Browning Hi-Power pistol.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The female hijacker (Lenka Machoninová) confiscates a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver from the pocket of a detective on board.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special

Submachine Guns

ZK 466

Some characters, including Kris (Magda Vásáryová), are armed with ZK 466 submachine guns.

ZK 466 - 9x19mm (Parabellum)
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Kris (Magda Vásáryová) and one of terrorists aim at passengers with their weapons.
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The female hijacker (Jana Brezková) fires at a hostage with her submachine gun.
The terrorist (Alexej Okunev) stands on the airfield with weapon in hand.

ZK 476

The female hijacker (Lenka Machoninová) on board the aircraft holds a ZK 476 submachine gun.

ZK 476 submachine gun prototype - 7,62x25mm

ZK 480

The last (Vladimír Kratina) of the hijackers on board is seen with a ZK 480 submachine gun.

Two versions of ZK 480 - 9x19mm (Parabellum)



A police unit is equipped with L1A1 battle rifles when deployed against demonstrators.

British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO - Variation of the FN FAL rifle. British & New Zealand SLR's were later fitted with black fibreglass furniture as seen here.

Gewehr 43

The terrorists at the airport are eliminated by snipers equipped with Gewehr 43 rifles.

Gewehr 43 with ZF 4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser

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