Sunday, November 15, 2015
Full Official Synopsis of 'Anthropoid'
Drama / Thriller
In 1941, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich was appointed by Hitler as leader of the occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia.
Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”, his meteoric rise through the SS ranks placed him at the head of the security forces and he was the Reich’s number 3 after Hitler and Himmler. His reign of terror and brutal crackdown of the Czech resistance movement led Allied authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission that would change history.
Trained by British forces, two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile would be parachuted into their homeland with a daring assignment, codename: ANTHROPOID - to assassinate the man many saw as Hitler’s natural successor.
From Sean Ellis, the award-winning director of Metro Manila, ANTHROPOID is a thrilling true story of the extraordinary courage and heroism of two men, who against overwhelming odds, stood tall and held fast in the face of tyranny.
Director: Sean Ellis
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Peter Shilaimon, Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling
Screenplay: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd