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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

 -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  29 February 1976 (UK)
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in ... See full summary »

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Nicola Pagett ...
Anna
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Anton Diffring ...
Carl Duering ...
Karl Frank
Cyril Shaps ...
Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
Aunt Marie
Ronald Radd ...
Aunt Marie's Husband
Kim Fortune ...
Atá
Pavla Matéjuvská ...
Jindriska (as Pavla Matejovská)
Ray Smith ...
Hájek
George Sewell ...
Heinz Panwitz, Chief Investigator
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Fleischer, Gestapo (as Rene Kolldehoff)
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film explores shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.

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Adventure | Drama | War

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29 February 1976 (UK)  »

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The Price of Freedom  »

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Reinhard Heydrich was 38 when he was shot but Anton Diffring. was in his late fifties See more »

Goofs

As some German soldiers run in the street to attack the commandos hiding in the church, a modern bus is visible as it passes behind the German armored vehicles in the background. See more »

Quotes

Jan Kubis: If it was peacetime, suddenly, now...what would you do?
Anna: I'd go out and buy a dress. A bright, red dress made of silk.
Jan Kubis: I'd see a good football match. Maybe get drunk afterwards.
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Flawed but deeply moving...
7 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've seen this several times now and I can never watch the end of this movie. My husband and I watched it again last night and I simply broke down and cried for ten minutes. Such waste of young lives... To read the later fates of the characters in the credits was particularly wrenching. Very good performances, foremost of which must be Anton Difring. Beautiful use was made of Prague's older quarters. Unlike many I didn't like the music at all; I felt the subject deserved better. One wonders what the widow and daughter of Heinrich thought of the destruction of Lidice and its subsequent reincarnation in the aftermath of the war.


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