Based on the extraordinary true story of the World War II operation to assassinate SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, Anthropoid is the latest historical thriller will tell a small part of history.
Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler as well as the leader of executing the Final Solution and head of the occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague,” his reign of terror and brutal crackdown prompted Allied authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission, code-named Operation Anthropoid, which would change history.
The film 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 is out in UK in cinemas September 9th 2016