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The Brothers Grimm

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The Brothers Grimm
Brothers grimm.jpg
Movie Poster
Country CZE.jpg Czech Republic
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Release Date August 26, 2005
Language English
Studio Mosaic Media Group
Daniel Bobker Productions
Atlas Entertainment
Distributor Dimension Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Wilhelm "Will" Grimm Matt Damon
Jakob "Jake" Grimm Heath Ledger
Mercurio Cavaldi Peter Stormare
Angelika Lena Headey
General Vavarin Delatombe Jonathan Pryce
Letorc Julian Bleach
Mirror Queen Monica Bellucci

The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam that is hardly based on the historical Brothers Grimm but reinvents them as fictional characters. It alludes to numerous motifs from the world of Grimm's fairy tales and fables about how the Brothers Grimm could have come up with their stories. French-occupied Germany in 1811: The brothers Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm travel through villages and towns. They pretend to collect fairy tales and stories. From the stories, they quickly discover that the naive rural population is afraid of witches and ghosts. And the brothers immediately offer to protect the people from ghosts and perform witchcraft and exorcisms. When the French occupying forces, led by General Delatombe and his henchman Cavaldi, get wind of the scam, they quickly capture the brothers and give them a choice: either a slow, painful death in Cavaldi's torture cellar or a trip to the small village of Marbaden to solve the mystery of a supposedly enchanted forest and the disappearance of young girls there.

The following weapons were used in the film The Brothers Grimm:

Flintlock Pistols

Augustin Model 1798

An Austrian Model 1798 Flintlock Pistol is used by Wilhelm Grimm (Matt Damon) at the beginning of the movie.

Kavalleriepistole Modell 1798, System Augustin - 18mm
Will aiming his flintlock at the "witch".
He is forced by the "witch to turn the pistol on his brother...
...and aims it at him as the "witch" controls both of them.
Jakob looks into the muzzle as Will struggles to maintain control.

Queen Anne Pistol

Cavaldi (Peter Stormare) wields two Queen Anne Flintlock Pistols throughout the movie.

English "Queen Anne" breech-loading pistol
Cavaldi startled by a crow draws and fires his Queen Anne pistols while falling backwards.
He threatens the brothers lying on the ground.
Another view of one pistol pointed at Angelika (Lena Headey).
One of Cavaldi's pistols lies on the saddle in front of General Vavarin Delatombe who took it from him.
Cavaldi again points his Queen Annes at the brothers as Delatombe orders him to them.

Unknown Pistol

An unknown flintlock pistol is carried by Cavaldi's henchman Letorc (Julian Bleach).

Prop replica of Jack Sparrow's 'Pirates' flintlock
The grip is seen while he carries the pistol in his waistband.
Letorc holds his drawn pistol.

Pistolet Mle. 1777

Cavaldi's other henchman Dax (Bruce McEwan) is briefly seen with a Charleville Mle. 1777 Cavalry Officer Pistol.

Pistolet d'officier Modèle 1777 - .69 cal
The pistol is seen in the Dax's right hand.

Harpers Ferry Model 1805

Two white finished Harpers Ferry Model 1805 pistols are the weapons of choice of French General Vavarin Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce).

Pedersoli Model 1805 Harpers Ferry - .54 caliber
While his army disbands Vavarin Delatombe fires rondamly at one of his soldiers.
"Storytime is over!"
Delatombe confronts Jake and Will at the queen's tower.
Holding one pistol up reveals a good view of the left side.

Dueling Pistol

After having no ammunition for his Harpers Ferry pistols, General Vavarin Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce) takes two Flintlock Dueling Pistols carried inside a casket by his valet (Martin Kavan).

Delatombe approaes the brothers with his second pair of flintlocks...
...holds them up...
...and takes aim at the Jake and Will.


Charleville Carbine

Cavaldi's henchmen Letorc (Julian Bleach) and Dax (Bruce McEwan) are seen with unknown Charleville carbines.

For comparison: 1777 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber
Letorc with his Charleville Musket slung on his back.
Dax and Letorn prepare themselves with ther carbines.
A good view of the carbine to the left.
The carbine is seen in the background held by Dax.

Charleville Mle. 1766

What appears to be Charleville Mle. 1766 muskets are seen in the hands of some Marbaden villagers.

Charleville Mousquet Modèle 1766 - 69 caliber
A villager welcomes the brothers with a Charleville Musket.
A villager approaches Jake and Will.

Charleville Mle. 1777

French soldiers are seen with Charleville Mle. 1777 muskets.

Charleville Modèle 1777 - .69 caliber
A Grenadier on the left with his Revolutionnaire Musket holds the brothers in check.
Grenadiers and Line Infantry soldiers gather the villagers in the square.
The infantrymen surround the unsuspecting villagers.

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

One of the villagers greets the Brothers Grimm with a Kentucky Flintlock Rifle.

Kentucky Rifle - .50 caliber
The villager steps closer with his rifle to the Grimms.

Charleville Mle. 1777 Cavalry Carbine

A villager has what appears to be a French Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine as he aims it at Jacob.

1777 AN IX model Cavalry Carbine - .69 caliber
A villager greeting Jacob with a French Cavalry Flintlock Carbine.
Possibly the same villager points the carbine at Will.

Unknwon Musket

At least, one village is very briefly seen with an unknown musket.

For comparison: Model 1786 Hussar Carbine (modern Pedersoli "Ussaro Mod 1786" replica) - .69 caliber
The villager gets his musket to aim it at the brothers.


Cranequin Crossbow

Jacob Grimm (Heath Ledger) uses this Cranequin Crossbow when the brothers take on the "witch"

Jacob takes out his crossbow...
..and cranks the lever.
A left view of the cranequin crossbow.
Jacob fires the crossbow at the "witch".

Blunderbuss Flintlock

Gregor (Jan Unger), the father of the girl named Sasha, wields this strange-looking Blunderbuss when he tries to save her from the gingerbread man. He also greets the Brothers Grimm with it in hand along with the other villagers near the beginning of the movie.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
Gregor moves toward the brothers while pointing his Blunderbuss.
He aims at the mud monster.
Gregor yells down the well.


Near the end of the movie, The French deploy several cannons in front of the forest.

Canon de 12 Gribeauval; for comparison
A cannon right before being fired at the forest.

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