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
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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.
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The actual title for raid was Operation Anthropoid. See more
The movie's climax - with echoes of The Wild Bunch
notwithstanding, the Germans lost only 14 men (plus 21 wounded) while laying the church to siege, not the dozens who are mowed down and/or blown up with ease by the Czechs. See more
[Discussing the plan to assassinate Heydrich
What do you think, Jan?
[pointing to a map
: There's only one place - here. We kill him there as he comes around Holesovice Junction.
But he's heavily guarded all the time!
He slows down!
The end credits show what happen to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
Referenced in In the Shadow of Memory