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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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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 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

The scene in which it is implied a prostitute visits Heydrich as he plays the violin while his wife is at home listening to their son play the piano, there is a close up of her shoes, which are contemporary shoes with stiletto heels, not the kinds of shoes with thick heels women wore in 1942. See more »

Connections

Version of Operation: Daybreak (1975) See more »

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Feels like a big-budget television movie
13 October 2017 | by Gino CoxSee all my reviews

"HHhH" ("The Man with the Iron Heart") is a decent historical war drama. It scores high marks for authenticity regarding locations, costumes, mores and props; however, with the exception of a few bare breasts, feels like a television movie. Although several thousand people are brutally murdered, the violence feels antiseptic, with a few spurts of blood and red stains on costumes, but no sense of either physical or emotional trauma. The nearly universal use of jiggly-cam shots serves as a constant distracting reminder that somebody is holding a camera, preventing the audience from ever fully suspending disbelief. Performances are good, but seem repressed, even when Reinhard tears up a room in frustration.

At the end, the viewer is left wondering what it all means. Tremendous risks were taken, resulting in terrible consequences. The filmmakers offer no interpretation or moral and insufficient perspective for the audience to make their own judgment.


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