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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, 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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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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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 »

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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

[The last time they meet]
Anna: I never did get that red dress.
Jan Kubis: And I never saw that football match.
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A superb film that is almost vanishing from recognition.
26 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Films like this go unheard of and are severely underrated. Various war movies of that genre have fallen out of favor among new audiences. May not be a bad thing, but nevertheless these are well made classics and they should be revisited once in a while.


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