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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 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 extraordinary true story of the man who ruled the SS... and those who dared bring him down. 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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USA | France | UK | Belgium | Germany

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English | German | Czech | Latin | French

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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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 »

Goofs

On the moment of the assassination of Heyndrich while the attacker with the Sten tries to fire and the weapon jams the camera turns to Reinhard as he reaches for his handgun. On the background we see the attacker with the homemade hand grenade already attacking. The scene is shown again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Reinhard Heydrich: You are right. You do your job and I'll do mine.
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Version of Operation: Daybreak (1975) See more »

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Don't listen to the bad reviews here...
23 October 2017 | by kriskennedy-79484See all my reviews

This film may not be perfect but its a solid effort and certainly of interest to those who have studied this period in history and the major players that shaped events as it were. Reinhard Heydrich was just such an individual and what this film does, where 'ANTHROPOID' among others failed, was to show Heydrich beyond just the heroism of the Czech resistance fighters who plotted to kill him for justifiable reasons. Heydrich was never really a political animal nor did he have any interest in the Nazis until his wife came along and convinced him to join. Had he not been cashiered from the Navy its quite likely history would've been written very differently and this movie shows us how these minor events led to the creation of a monster. My only complaint would be that it didn't tell us much about Heydrich's views towards Jews and his role in crafting the Final Solution, but other films like HBOs 'CONSPIRACY' will go along way towards shedding light on that question for interested viewers. The film's inherent weakness is trying to condense over 20 years of Heydrich's life into two hours while also explaining the plot that led to his assassination. That may have been a tall order for any director but at the same time this isn't a film meant for mass consumption. It's not a date movie nor a family affair but is only of interest to those who enjoy history. If you find the topic boring you'll undoubtedly give the movie a low rating but I think as far as this genre is concerned 'THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART' is certainly a respectable entry in telling the story of one of history's greatest villains.


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