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Lili Marleen (1981)
Lili Marleen is a 1981 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (World on a Wire). The screenplay was written using the novel Heaven Has Many Colors by Lale Andersen. However, according to Lale Andersen's last husband Artur Beul, the film plot has not much in common with her real life. Zurich, 1938: The love between the German bar singer Willie Bunterberg and Robert Mendelsohn, the son of rich Jewish parents, is not under a good star from the beginning. The persecution of the Jews in Germany takes on ever more terrible proportions and a wartime mood prevails everywhere. Robert's father is also against their relationship and sees to it that Willie is deported to their homeland. In Germany, their song "Lili Marleen" is broadcast on the radio and immediately becomes a hit. Willie becomes a star overnight. While she is increasingly involved in Nazi propaganda campaigns, Robert is arrested by the Gestapo. With secret documents about extermination camps, which Willie smuggles out of Poland, she now tries to save Robert's life.
There is a 1950 British movie named Lilli Marlene with a completely different plot.
The following weapons were used in the film Lili Marleen:
SS-Gruppenführer (Major General) Henkel (Karl-Heinz von Hassel) keeps a Luger P08 in his holster.
An unknown pistol is seen in SS-Standartenführer (Colonel) von Strehlow's (Erik Schumann) holster.
Some MP40s are carried by German soldiers.
Erma EMP 35
At least, one German soldier wields an Erma EMP.
Sten Mk. II
The henchmen of David Mendelsson (Mel Ferrer) hold Sten Mk II submachine guns.
Most of the German soldiers including Bernt (Rainer Will) and Hugo Taschner (Hark Bohm) are armed with Karabiner 98ks.
Mauser Puška vz. 98/22
Three German soldiers at the train station can be seen with full-length Mauser rifles which appear to be Vz. 98/22 Czech Mausers.
Mauser Model 1943
At least, one German soldier is very briefly seen with a Mauser Carbine which appears to be an M43 Spanish Mauser.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*
American, British, and some German soldiers can be seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.
Although not seen in detail, M1903 Springfields can be seen in the hands of some British and U.S. soldiers.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles at the end of the movie.
The barrel of a Browning M1919A6 can briefly be seen.
Soviet soldiers can be seen with an unknown water-cooled machine gun which resembles a Maxim. The same machine gun is also manned by a German soldier.
Near all of the fighting scenes are taken from the 1977 WWII film Cross of Iron and its 1979 unofficial sequel Breakthrough.