ANTHROPOID is an upcoming film directed by Sean Ellis (Cashback, Metro Manila), from a screenplay by Ellis and Anthony Frewin. It is based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Premiering at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the film stars Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd, Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon, and Bill Milner.
Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.
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