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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

HHhH (original title)
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".

Director:

Cédric Jimenez

Writers:

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 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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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 Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | France | UK | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Iron Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

€27,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original working title of this film, "HHhH", is a war-time Gestapo acronym for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich ("Himmler's brain is called Heydrich"), See more »

Goofs

The villa where the Wannsee conference was held looks nothing like the one depicted in the film, nor do the surroundings. See more »

Quotes

Reinhard Heydrich: You are right. You do your job and I'll do mine.
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Connections

Version of Opus Pro Smrtihlava (1984) See more »

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A strong first half but weak second half
11 October 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of the man who was in charge of hideous war crimes, i.e. The Extermination program, in Nazi Germany. A group of Czechoslovakian people try to rebel and attempt to assassinate him.

The first hour of the film is all about Reinhard, as he climbs up to the top with the most terrible policy. The film shows that many people are brutally murdered for no reason, and Reinhard has no passion or compassion for the victims. In fact, he has no feelings at all, even towards his wife. The story is engaging up to this point, and Rosamund Pike is great a well. However, in the second part of the film, the story is derailed to tell the story of the resistance force. I may have missed why the resistance fighters decide to stand up and fight, and indeed their background story. I don't feel any connection to them at all, and the sudden shift in the spotlight to the resistance fighter appear to be a distraction to me. The final scene at the church crypt is touching though.


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