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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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Antonín
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Ignác
Sára Arnsteinová ...
Woman at 44
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Mrs. Lukesová
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Dr. Eduard
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Bretislav Bauman
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Ladislav Vanék
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Uncle Hajský
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Mrs. Moravec
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Ata
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Marie Kovárníková
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Mr. Moravec
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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 (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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9 September 2016 (UK)  »

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$1,233,519 (USA) (12 August 2016)

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$2,959,288 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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Subject was also covered in The Assassination (1965) and Operation: Daybreak (1975). In all three cases, the filming took place in Prague, mostly on the authentic locations associated with this real historic event. See more »

Goofs

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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Jan Kubis: [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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Referenced in 7 pádu Honzy Dedka: Anna Geislerová (2017) 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 See 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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