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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

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As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

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Cédric Jimenez

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Laurent Binet (based on the novel by), David Farr (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Reinhard Heydrich
Rosamund Pike ... Lina Von Osten
Jack O'Connell ... Jan Kubis
Jack Reynor ... Jozef Gabcík
Mia Wasikowska ... Anna Novak
Stephen Graham ... Heinrich Himmler
Thomas M. Wright ... Josef Valcík
Barry Atsma ... Karl Hermann Frank
Geoff Bell ... Müller
Enzo Cilenti ... Adolf Opalka
David Horovitch ... Admiral Hansen
Abigail Lawrie ... Libena Fafek
David Rintoul ... General Wagner
Ian Redford ... Ernst Röhm
Adam Nagaitis ... Emile Curda
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Storyline

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". Written by The Producer

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Based on the true story of how the architect of the Holocaust was assassinated. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence, brief strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

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English | German | Czech | Latin | French

Release Date:

7 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

EUR27,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,412,639
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was scheduled for release in 2016 but was pushed back to 2017 because of the possible conflict and confusion with Anthropoid (2016), starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, which tells the same story of Operation Anthropoid, the mission to assassinate Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich, and which was released late summer 2016. See more »

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The Nazis in the movie use the German Black, Red, and Gold Flags (alongside their Nazi Flags), but in reality, they hated these flags, because they are symbols for the Weimar Republic and the German democracy, both of which they despised. See more »

Quotes

Reinhard Heydrich: You are right. You do your job and I'll do mine.
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The Nazi fiddle player
13 June 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This story of the Reinhard Heydrich assassination is well known of all WW2 historians and people interested in this part of history. I am surprised that Cédric Gimenez did it. Unlike the other movies speaking of this scheme, such as Lewis Gilbert's OPERATION DAYBREAK with Anton Diffring as Heydrich, or Fritz Lang's film, or Douglas Sirk's one, this feature focuses mainly on the Prague Hangman in the first part and the partisans characters in the second part. It is very well done, with a good description of characters. But it is unfortunately not said that this action of killing Heydrich did not change anything at all to the war. Nothing, except that the Nazis were very affected by his death, including Hitler, and this lead to the Lidice's massacre, which is told, however. But besides this, the man who replaced Heydrich - Kaltenbrunner - was even more bloodthirsty as him.


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