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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Dornan ... Jan Kubis
Cillian Murphy ... Josef Gabcík
Brian Caspe ... Antonín
Karel Hermánek Jr. ... Ignác
Sára Arnsteinová Sára Arnsteinová ... Woman at 44
Hana Frejková ... Mrs. Lukesová
Sean Mahon ... Dr. Eduard
Jan Hájek ... Bretislav Bauman
Marcin Dorocinski ... Ladislav Vanék
Toby Jones ... Uncle Hajský
Alena Mihulová ... Mrs. Moravec
Bill Milner ... Ata
Charlotte Le Bon ... Marie Kovárníková
Pavel Reznícek ... Mr. Moravec
Anna Geislerová ... 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 (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i Written by Bleecker Street

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The Only Thing More Terrifying Than the Leader of the SS Was the Operation to Take Him Out See more »


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Rated R for violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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English | Czech | German

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,233,519, 14 August 2016

Gross USA:

$2,964,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,079,219
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to filming this movie Jamie Dornan and Sam Keeley also filmed The Siege of Jadotville (2016) and Burnt (2015) although Dornan's cameo scene was cut from Burnt (2015) after initial screenings. Sam Keeley also filmed In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with the other lead Cillian Murphy prior to filming this movie. See more »

Goofs

When they first arrive in Czechoslovakia, Jan and Josef attend a New Year's party with Marie and Lenka. When they attempt to carry out their assassination plot four months later, they are all in light outerwear. While a warm day in April certainly is possible, the trees and shrubs in the background along the street are in full bloom -- well past what might be expected at the end of April in Prague. The European city at the same latitude as New York is Madrid. Prague is 10 degrees further north (approximately 700 miles). The trees should still be bare, as they are just starting to bloom in New York at the end of April. See more »

Quotes

Marie Kovárníková: A little lipstick makes some women feel normal
Marie Kovárníková: You get rid of Heydrich and three more men just like him will take his place, it won't stop any more deaths
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Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 29 January 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Petr Mojzes
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The needle in the haystack!
11 August 2016 | by raymondyuSee all my reviews

Of late, I have been fortunate to watch quite a few screenings and new releases. Most have been disappointing and I would not recommend anyone pay money to see them. Some were so bad I would not recommend anyone waste their time if/when it comes out for free on cable. While I have not reviewed any of those (yet), I wanted to give a massive shout out to Anthropoid. It was absolutely fantastic. Very well done. A historical piece based on actual events. An eye opening account of what went on in Czechoslovakia during the period of Nazi rule. Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan were superb! Highly recommend seeing it in theatres.


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