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The Art of Living in Odessa (Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse)

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The Art of Living in Odessa
(Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse)
Art of Living in Odessa.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich
Release Date 1989
Language Russian
Studio Odessa Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Benya Krik Sergey Koltakov
Froim Grach Aleksey Petrenko
Sasha Borovoy Andrey Sokolov
Katya Sofiya Kuzeva
Tsudechkis Oleg Tabakov
Tartakovsky Aleksandr Shirvindt
Arie-Leib Zinoviy Gerdt
Vladislav Simen Viktor Avilov
Monya Artillerist Sergey Migitsko

The Art of Living in Odessa (Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse) is a 1989 Soviet crime movie directed by Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich. The plot of the movie is based on books of Isaak Babel about Jewish criminals in city of Odessa before and after the Russian revolution.

The following weapons were used in the film The Art of Living in Odessa (Iskusstvo zhit v Odesse):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are seen in hands of various characters, including Benya Krik (Sergey Koltakov) and Sasha Borovoy (Andrey Sokolov).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. Post-1930 version.
One of Benya Krik's henchmen (Yuriy Loparyov) aims an unloaded Nagant.
Savka Butsis (Yuriy Dubrovin) fires his Nagant during the bank robbery.
A Cheka agent (Vyacheslav Tsoy) at the left holds a Nagant during the attack on Benya Krik's hideout.
Monya Artillerist (Sergey Migitsko) and a Cheka agent (stunt performer Sergey Zubchenko) in a standout with Nagant revolvers.
A close view of Benya Krik's Nagant.
Benya Krik with Nagant.
Sasha Borovoy fires his Nagant in the final scene.

Colt M1911A1

M1911A1 pistol is carried by Benya Krik (Sergey Koltakov) in pre-1917 scenes. Several of Benya Krik's henchmen are also seem with M1911 pistols. In the final scene Froim Grach (Aleksey Petrenko) holds an M1911.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
Benya Krik holds his pistol during the robbery.
Benya Krik threatens a bank clerk.
A close view of Benya's pistol.
Benya Krik with M1911 grapples Froim Grach (Aleksey Petrenko).
Senya Pyatirubel (Yuriy Kuznetsov), one of Benya's henchmen, draws his pistol.
A close view of Senya's pistol.
Froim Grach fires his M1911 in the final scene.

Mauser C96

Several characters, including Vladislav Simen (Viktor Avilov), chief of Odessa Cheka, carry Mauser C96 pistols. Some of them are anachronistic M1930 version, identified by stepped barrel and position of lanyard ring.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the stepped barrel.
Misha Yablochko (Oleg Shkolnik), one of Benya Krik's henchmen, is armed with a Mauser C96 during the bank robbery.
A Cheka agent fires his Mauser C96.
Misha Yablochko fires at Cheka agents.
He drops his Mauser.
Cheka agent Chubarov (Dmitry Chubarov) with Mauser C96 M1930. The stepped barrel can be seen.
A close view of Vladislav Simen's Mauser C96 M1930. The stepped barrel can be seen.
Vladislav Simen fires his Mauser in the final scene.

Martini-Henry action Pistol

Monya Artillerist (Sergey Migitsko), Benya Krik's lieutenant, carries a Martini-Henry action single-shot pistol. Such guns were popular in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the movie prop was supposedly a booty of Afghan war.

Martini-Henry action pistol.
Monya's pistol on the table.
Monya holds his pistol.
Monya threatens a petty criminal Tsudechkis (Oleg Tabakov).
Another view at Monya's pistol.
One more view at Monya's pistol.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are carried by several Cheka agents and Red Army soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army soldier with M91/30 rifle is seen at the background.
The Cheka agent (Boryslav Brondukov) holds a M91/30 rifle.
The same character in another scene.
A Cheka agent fires his rifle in the final scene.

Machine Guns


A Lewis Machine Gun is briefly seen in one scene.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
A Lewis is seen in a crate.

Degtyaryov DT (visually modified)

A Degtyaryov DT, visually modified to resemble Lewis Machine Gun, is used by Cheka agents in one scene.

DT machine gun with a bipod - 7.62x54mm R
A Cheka agent holds a fake Lewis during the attack on Benya Krik's hideout.
He fires his machine gun at escaping criminals.

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