Anthropoid (2016)

Genres - Thriller, War  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, War Spy Film  |   Release Date - Aug 12, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic, France, UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Two Czechoslovakian soldiers (Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy) parachute into Bohemia in 1942 on a dangerous mission: They must assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, leader of the Nazi forces controlling their country. The men are assigned two women (Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerov√°) to pose as their lovers so as not to arouse suspicion in public, but they are soon overwhelmed by nervousness and fear over the importance of their assignment. Toby Jones co-stars. Based on true events, Anthropoid (the title comes from Operation Anthropoid, the official code name for the assassination attempt) was directed by Sean Ellis.

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assassination, assignment, Czechoslovakia, mission [quest], Nazi, officer