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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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English | Czech | German

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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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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Anthropoid means "resembling a human being in form". See more »

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Camera speed when taking Lenka's photo for spying purposes outside Nazi headquarters is not set correctly whereas aperture is. See more »

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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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My personal favorite WW2 Film
1 January 2017 | by SandraSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of WW2 films from all sides. I've seen many Yugoslav films from my own country, American films showing either theaters (Pacific or Europe), a few from different countries like France, Poland, etc. quite a few Holocaust ones, ones with their own internal conflict (Finland's war with Russia) etc. I've seen many, many Russian ones (most recently Panfilov's 28) and American ones (Saving Private Ryan, but recently Hacksaw Ridge). I've seen expensive ones and cheap ones (Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, budget is supposedly $0, it's all volunteer work), serious ones about the Holocaust and comic ones like Tarantino's. I've seen short ones (The German, 2008) and I've seen Band of Brothers.

I've seen a lot, more than most people.

Having said that, this one is my favorite. It's the only one where I felt I was there, I was not just an observer, but I felt like I was part of the crew.

This is the only film, war or not, in which I felt that I was there. I've never had such a strong connection to a film before.

There may be inaccuracies, the personalities were a bit filmified/movie-ized, but this movie gets 10/10 on the acting and delivery of emotion.

Wow. Just wow.


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