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The Man Who Lies

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L'Homme qui ment
The Man Who Lies
Theatrical poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Release Date 1968
Language French
Studio Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Lux Film
Studio Hraných Filmov Bratislava
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jan Robin / Boris Varissa Jean-Louis Trintignant
Ján Ivan Mistrík
Laura Zuzana Kocúriková
Vladimír Július Vasek
Sylvia Sylvie Turbová
The Inkeeper Dusan Blaskovic

The Man Who Lies (French title: L'Homme qui ment; Italian title: L'uomo che mente; Slovak title: Muž, ktorý luže) is a 1968 B&W co-production French-Italian-Slovak war drama directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet. By the experimental procedures he reassess national myths and legitimacy history. It is a story full of combat between truth and falsehood, facts and fake reality. The hero - Jan Robin or Boris Varissa (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is modern Baron Munchausen, which by their stories about local resistance hero Ján (Ivan Mistrík) mystify the inhabitants of a small Slovak town, in particular the women.

The following weapons were used in the film The Man Who Lies:

Luger P08

Boris Varissa (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Ján (Ivan Mistrík) carry a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Boris Varissa (Jean-Louis Trintignant) shoots at his pursuers in the woods from a Luger P08.
Also Ján (Ivan Mistrík) pulls from his pocket the same type pistol ...
... and aim it at Boris Varissa.


Most German soldiers are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Patrolling German soldier has a MP40 slung over his shoulder.
Close up.

Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers, Slovak guardsmen and partisans are seen with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier beside the officer holds a Karabiner 98k.
A Slovak HG guardsman has his Karabiner 98k on his back.
Partisans forming a firing squad also used Karabiner 98ks.

ZB26 Machine Gun

A German gunner in the forest is seen with a ZB26 machine gun.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm


German troops are equipped with MG42 machine guns.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser


English poster
Italian version
Slovak version

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