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.
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".
In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
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.iWritten by
In the scenes in the crypt beneath the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, the presence of a copy of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is a reference to the similarity to the plot of the film as well as the circumstances recounted in the respective works, and a grim foreboding of the fates of the protagonists. The (unknown number, but agreed to be around a dozen) assassins of Caesar, after contriving the dictator's death - under chaotic circumstances not dissimilar to those surrounding Operation Anthropoid - the leaders of the conspiracy, Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, escaped Rome and raising an army, they were confronted at Philippi in Macedonia. Defeated by the armies of the Second Triumvirate under the leadership of Gaius Octavianus (the future Emperor Augustus) and Mark Antony, they eventually committed suicide to avoid capture and certain execution. Cassius slit his throat after the capture of his camp by Antony, while Brutus ran himself through with a sword with the assistance of a slave, once approached by overwhelming forces. In Shakespeare's play, the battle and suicides constitute the dramatic climax of the play, mirroring the fates of the assassins. See more »
The opening text greatly oversimplifies the Munich crisis, and incorrectly states that Germany occupied the entire country of Czechoslovakia as a result. Germany never occupied all of Czechoslovakia, but only occupied the Czech lands of Bohemia-Moravia after having occupied the Sudetenland for approximately 7 months. Slovakia was allowed to retain nominal independence under a pro-fascist regime led by Slovak nationalist Jozef Tiso. The Czechoslovak government in exile placed great importance on showing that both Czechs and Slovaks rejected Nazism, which is why Josef Gabcik (played by Cillian Murphy) was made part of Operation Anthropoid. See more »
[Stopping Josef from avenging Lenka's death]
So your going to shoot a few Germans? So you want to get us all killed?
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It was amazing how this true story has been told in each detail. This is a great work and respect to all the staff.
All the actors delivered solid performance and I want to see them again all in other films. It was never boring and i know now better what really happened at this very important assault to a high Nazi leader.
The setting and atmosphere were perfectly created. God bless all the opponents who lost their lives. Don't miss it if you like war history. 8/10
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