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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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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 »

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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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Despite the trailer saying this is "the untold story", this operation is the subject of several books and six other films - Atentát (1965), Bullet for Heydrich (The Czech Century) (2013), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017), Operation: Daybreak (1975), and Opus Pro Smrtihlava (1984) - all of which cover the story in explicit detail. See more »

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When the boy Ata is making a cross in the church he is doing this incorrectly. If he is Roman Catholic he should go from forehead to sternum to left shoulder then right shoulder. If he is Eastern orthodox he would have to go from forehead to navel then right shoulder then left shoulder. He does it from forehead to sternum to right shoulder ten left shoulder. This is not used in any form of christianity. See more »

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Josef Bublík: 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.' That's Shakespeare.
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Version of Opus Pro Smrtihlava (1984) See more »

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Dulce et Decorum Est
Composed by Guy Farley
Recorded and Mixed at Air Studios by Geoff Foster
Assistant Engineers - Fiona Cruickshank and Alex Ferguson
Choir - R.S.V.P. Voices (as R'SVP Voices)
Choir Director - Rob Johnston
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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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