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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

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Antonín
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Ignác
Sára Arnsteinová ...
Woman at 44
Hana Frejková ...
Mrs. Lukesová
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Dr. Eduard
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Bretislav Bauman
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Ladislav Vanék
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Uncle Hajský
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Mrs. Moravec
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Ata
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Marie Kovárníková
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Mr. Moravec
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Lenka Fafková
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ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever. Written by Bleecker Street

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Rated R for violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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9 September 2016 (UK)  »

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$1,233,519 (USA) (12 August 2016)

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$2,959,288 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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In real life. one of the men responsible for training the Anthropoid assassins was Christopher Lee, who worked for British intelligence during World War II. Lee was reticent to talk about his experiences but opened up to director Philippe Mora about his experiences during the filming of The Howling II, one of the first times that Lee had returned to Eastern Europe since the end of the war. Lee is still regarded as a hero by those who survived the war, and Mora was startled when a contingent of elderly men in full military uniform met them upon their arrival, eager to greet Lee. See more »

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The uniforms of the SS troops fighting in the church during the last battle are a shade of brown. This is incorrect. SS uniforms were grayish-green. See more »

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Ladislav Vanek: You kill Heydrich and Hitler will tear Prague apart
Ladislav Vanek: I don't want to see Prague wiped off the map
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Dulce et Decorum Est
Composed by Guy Farley
Recorded and Mixed at Air Studios by Geoff Foster
Assistant Engineers - Fiona Cruickshank and Alex Ferguson
Choir - R.S.V.P. Voices (as R'SVP Voices)
Choir Director - Rob Johnston
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9 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mission - To assassinate a top ranking Nazi Officer, Reinhard Heydrich. Not many films leave me feeling this much emotion.. so much so, I felt the need to write my 2nd review in around 5 years! I thought the casting was an interesting choice and Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan didn't disappoint but I really loved Anna Geislerova. Although most of the action is towards the end of the film, the lead up to the events gave a good insight to the characters which I find some films lack as they are too busy concentrating on special effects, rather than getting to know the characters. . I found myself holding my breath on many occasions! A truly gripping finale and I will definitely be watching this again.


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