Anthropoid

Genre:  Drama, Thriller, War
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: August 12, 2016
DVD: November 1, 2016
Blu-ray: November 1, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 62 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd

Inspiration: Operation Anthropoid

Synopsis

Based on the true story of two Czechoslovakian soldiers - Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) who were sent to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - the head of the SS. Heydrich was the Reich's number three man and main architect for the "Final Solution."

The two soldiers plotted the assassination, which was to take place while Heydrich was being driven along a quiet road. Unfortunately, a series of events led to their mission not going quite as they'd planned it. The consequences of their actions were severe, and Hitler, angered by the attack, ordered his Nazi soldiers to commit atrocities on entire towns filled with innocent people.

Director: Sean Ellis
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Screenplay: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin

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  • 5 stars "First rate action adventure at times nail-biting movie! The amazing part is, this is true! It really happened! I have read various histories of this Allied operation during the Big Show (WWII) but this movie reveals just about all aspects. Well told, well acted. It is enough to make you hate the Nazis and cheer for the Czechs! Pilsner for all!"
  • 5 stars "suspenseful! excellent story."
  • 5 stars "Excellent. Too sad did't get good publicity. The world needs to know stories like that. Good cast and actors"