Watched this movie at a sneak preview last night, and I enjoyed it!<br><br>The assassination of Obergruppenfuhrer of the SS Reinhard Heydrich is astory worth telling. Several movies did (in some way); OperationDaybreak (1975), Lidice (2011) and the more recently releasedAnthropoid (2016). HHhH chose a slightly different angle, in twofold.The first part of the movie centers around Heydrich and his rise topower. The second part focuses on his assassination, told from theviewpoint of the Czech resistance, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis inparticular. The first part is slow, prioritizing character development.The second part is faster, making it a completely different (andoriginal!) movie.<br><br>I read some negative reviews complaining about the two movies in onestructure. I understand, it feels a little unsatisfied and rushed attimes. Rosamund Pikes character as Heydrichs wife is not used to itsfull potential in my opinion, and some details are left out of thestory (Kubis did not actually commit suicide but was fatally woundedand died in the hospital, not only Gabcik but they both shot atHeydrich in the car…etc). Nevertheless, I found in highly entertaining,informative and original. And the casting of Stephen Graham as Himmleris beyond scary.<br><br>Well worth a watch! Makes you at least want to know more about thisvery interesting story when you leave the theater.<br><br>One more thing, we should stop comparing present day Nazi characters inmovies with the representation of Ralph Fiennes' Amon Goeth inSchindler's List. It just unfair :)
Action / Biography
Action / Biography
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution".
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