Anthropoid: The Movie

Anthropoid is a 2016 British-French-Czech historical thriller film directed by Sean Ellis, from a screenplay by Ellis and Anthony Frewin, starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd, Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon and Bill Milner. It tells the story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Exile Czechoslovak soldiers on 27 May 1942.

Anthropoid had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 1 July 2016. Bleecker Street released the film on 9 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and on 12 August 2016 in the United States.

Cast

Production

In March 2015, Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy had been cast in Anthropoid, with Sean Ellis directing a screenplay written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin. In May 2015, LD Entertainment boarded the film, announcing the casting of Charlotte Le Bon.

The principal photography for Anthropoid includes backdrops such as Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge in Prague, the locations where Operation Anthropoid took place. At the premiere screening and later advance screenings, audience members noted that the authentic street scenes were featured in the film.

Release

In July 2015, the first image of Dornan and Murphy was released. In May 2016, Bleecker Street acquired U.S distribution rights to the film. In June 2016, the first trailer was released.

Anthropoid had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 1 July 2016, as the opening night film. It was released in the United States on 12 August 2016.

 From historyvshollywood.com

REEL FACE: REAL FACE:
Detlef Bothe as Reinhard Heydrich
Detlef Bothe
Born: July 24, 1965
Birthplace:
Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich
Reinhard Heydrich
Born: March 7, 1904
Birthplace: Halle an der Saale, German Empire
Death: June 4, 1942, Prague-Libeň, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia (sepsis after being wounded by explosion)
Jamie Dornan as Jan Kubiš
Jamie Dornan
Born: May 1, 1982
Birthplace:
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Jan Kubiš
Jan Kubiš
Born: June 24, 1913
Birthplace: Dolní Vilémovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(mortally wounded in church battle)
Cillian Murphy as Josef Gabčík
Cillian Murphy
Born: May 25, 1976
Birthplace:
Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Josef Gabčík
Josef Gabčík
Born: April 8, 1912
Birthplace: Poluvsie, Rajecké Teplice, Austria–Hungary
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by gunshot to prevent capture)
Charlotte Le Bon as Marie Kovárníková
Charlotte Le Bon
Born: September 4, 1986
Birthplace:
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Marie Kovárníková
Marie Kovárníková
Born: February 16, 1914
Birthplace:Ohrazenice, Central Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Death: October 24, 1942, Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria (shot)
Anna Geislerová as Lenka Fafková
Anna Geislerová
Born: April 17, 1976
Birthplace:
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Liběna (Liboslava) Fafková
Liběna Fafková
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Death: October 24, 1942, Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria (shot)
Toby Jones as Jan Zelenka-Hajský
Toby Jones
Born: September 7, 1967
Birthplace:
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Jan Zelenka-Hajský
Jan Zelenka-Hajský
Born: March 3, 1895
Birthplace: Stone Újezd, Austria-Hungary
Death: June 17, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by poison to escape capture)
Marcin Dorocinski as Ladislav Vaněk
Marcin Dorocinski
Born: June 22, 1973
Birthplace:
Milanówek, Mazowieckie, Poland
Ladislav Vaněk
Ladislav Vaněk
Born: June 19, 1906
Birthplace:Olomouc, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Death: October 1993, Prague, Czech Republic
Václav Neuzil as Josef Valčík
Václav Neuzil
Born: October 4, 1979
Birthplace:
Plzen, Czechoslovakia
Josef Valčík
Josef Valčík
Born: November 2, 1914
Birthplace: Valašské Klobouky, Zlín, Austria-Hungary
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by gunshot to prevent capture)
Harry Lloyd as Adolf Opálka
Harry Lloyd
Born: November 17, 1983
Birthplace:
London, England, UK
Adolf Opálka
Adolf Opálka
Born: January 4, 1915
Birthplace: Rešice, Austria-Hungary
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by gunshot to escape capture)
Sam Keeley as Josef Bublík
Sam Keeley
Birthplace:
Offaly, Ireland
Josef Bublík
Josef Bublík
Born: February 12, 1920
Birthplace: Bánov, Czechoslovakia
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by gunshot to escape capture)
Mish Boyko
Mish Boyko
Birthplace:
UK
Jan Hrubý
Jan Hrubý
Born: March 4, 1915
Birthplace: Austria–Hungary
Death: June 18, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by gunshot to prevent capture)
Alena Mihulová as Marie Moravcová
Alena Mihulová
Born: May 4, 1965
Birthplace:
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Marie Moravcová
Marie Moravcová
Born: August 24, 1898
Birthplace: Prague, Austria-Hungary
Death: June 17, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia(suicide by cyanide capsule to prevent arrest)
Bill Milner is Vlastimil 'Aťa' Moravec
Bill Milner
Born: March 4, 1995
Birthplace:
Surrey, England, UK
Vlastimil 'Aťa' Moravec
Vlastimil “Aťa” Moravec
Born: March 17, 1921
Birthplace: Čerčany, Czechoslovakia
Death: October 24, 1942, Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria (executed)
Jiří Šimek as Karel Čurda
Jiří Šimek
Born: 1991
Birthplace:
Tabor, Slovenia
Karel Čurda
Karel Čurda
Born: October 10, 1911
Birthplace: Austria–Hungary
Death: April 29, 1947, Prague, Czechoslovakia(hanged for treason)
Roman Zach as Vladimír Petřek
Roman Zach
Born: January 1, 1973
Birthplace:
Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Petřek
Vladimír Petřek
Born: June 19, 1908
Birthplace:Olomouc, Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Death: September 5, 1942, Kobylisy, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (executed)
Certain Czech circles are behaving in a very friendly manner toward the Jews, especially in recent times. They are mainly the Czech elements that are trying to demonstrate their anti-Reich thinking. I am ordering the State Police to intervene against the Czechs who openly demonstrate their friendship with the Jews in the streets and public places (protective custody!) -Reinhard Heydrich, September 29, 1941

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