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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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Sean Ellis
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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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Czech Republic | UK | USA | France

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English | Czech | German

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Opération Anthropoid See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,233,519, 12 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,959,288, 16 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,216,625, 31 March 2017
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2.35 : 1
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The second film in which Cillian Murphy plays a character who has to go to a vet to get treatment for an injured leg. The other one is 'Perrier's Bounty (2009)_. See more »

Goofs

After having the panic attack, Jan was walking out of their room, past the family in the dining room. While Josef was putting on his coat, a camera man was visible beside him. Then Jan went on to give his carved statue to the old lady. See more »

Quotes

Lenka Fafková: Marie still thinks war is romantic... there's nothing romantic about it
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 3 November 2017 (2017) See more »

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Flasinetár
Composed by Bedrich Nikodem and Vilém Dubsky
Performed by Vaclav Marek and his Blue Star
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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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