World War 2 drama Anthropoid hit’s UK&Irish cinemas tomorrow (9th September) as Mr Grey goes Fifty Shades of War on Nazis with a little help from Peaky Blinder (Cillian Murphy). Ahead of that cinematic release we have a number of clips from Sean Ellis (Metro Manilla) which tease us with various parts of the film. First. it’s young love and build up to the attack with the latter clips Traitors and Nazis in Church
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good old fashioned War movie and Anthropoid seems to have the tropes to deliver this type of movie. When your target of the operation is the evil monster known as the force behind the Nazi’s ‘Final Solution’ Reinhard Heydrich it’s one plan many would like to see. Amazingly it’s one war story that’s unknown in many quarters and from the American reviews we might just have an intriguing war movie on our hands.Might just be the movie to help Jamie Dornan gain the trust of male cinephiles after Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of the World War II operation to assassinate Nazi commanding officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler; he was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague,” his reign of terror and brutality prompted Czech authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission, codenamed “Operation Anthropoid,” which would change history forever.
One of the most terrifying and thrilling stories of World War II, Anthropoid follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city locked down under Nazi occupation, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, the man many saw as Adolf Hitler’s natural successor.
Anthropoid will arrive in UK&Ireland on 9th September co-starring Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerova, Toby Jones and Harry Lloyd.