Script: Anthony Frewin, Sean Ellis
Cast: Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Cillian Murphy, Hana Frejková, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones
Rated : 8 Stars
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.
First things first, this is not a fun film. It is grim and dark and tense. It is well worth a watch.
Anthrooid tells the story of the attempt to assassinate X by Czech resistance fighters, parachuted in by the Czech government-in-exile from Britain. But the country they left is not the one they have returned to. The Nazis have imposed a strict, harsh rule. Murder and torture seems almost the norm. Noone can trust anyone else, when you have a family to protect you might do anything to try to save them.
It is a really well told, well acted film. You feel tense watching it.
I knew nothing of Czechoslovakia’s history during WWII, and certainly nothing about this assassination attempt. So despite the fact that this is history I didn’t know how things were going to end.
If you guessed not well then you’d be right. I don’t think that’s a spoiler, and I won’t go in to any more specifics, but suffice to say that the men and women who made up the resistance did incredible things. and they shouldn’t be forgotten.
7.2 | 16 nominations.