Anthropoid

Anthropoid

DVD - 2016
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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the code name for the secret Czechoslovakian mission to assassinate Nazi SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution to the Jewish question, was the Reich's third in command and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, 2016
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Anthropoid
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

meh

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wiredonjava
Jul 19, 2017

Depressing! The Nazi's were so evil they made taking cyanide look like the attractive option.

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patch666
Jul 12, 2017

Very good and well acted . Accurate and procedural. Shot on exact locations of incidents. Great final shootout !!!! only problem is not enough of Heydrich {not any really till his assassination} wich doesnt allow us to feel the evil that they were doing away with. These real life men are truly heroes ~420

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ba_library
Jul 07, 2017

Interesting film made in 2016 about Czech resistance to Nazi Germany. Operation Anthropoid’s mission was to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich – Hitler’s third in command and the main architect behind the Final Solution (elimination of European Jews), he was known locally as the Butcher of Prague. It follows two Czech soldiers who parachute into Czechoslovakia to meet up with local resistance fighters. The two Czech soldiers have received their orders from Czech organization in London, once in Czechoslovakia they encounter some resistance to the London issued directive. The Germans characters only speak German (no subtitles) and the locals Czechs appear rather doomed and defeated (with a die now, or die later—either way you’re going to die attitude). Film takes place in 1942. Germany has destroyed Poland and the Nazi threat is spreading. At one point Heydrich is assigned to takeover Paris, which forces the Czech resistance fighters to speed up Operation Anthropoid. Interesting viewpoint of WWII from the Czech perspective / position. Good acting, good production, a well done movie.

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akirakato
Jun 21, 2017

Based on the actual events, this is a 2016 docudrama about the "Operation Anthropoid"---the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives' mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third in command behind Hitler and Himmler.
The Czechoslovak government-in-exile resolved to kill Heydrich.
Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík headed the team chosen for the operation.
Trained by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), the pair returned to the Protectorate, parachuting from a Handley Page Halifax, on 28 December 1941.
They lived in hiding, preparing for the assassination attempt.
On 27 May 1942, Heydrich planned to meet Hitler in Berlin.
Hitler intended to transfer Heydrich to German-occupied France, where the French resistance was gaining ground.
Heydrich would have to pass a section where the Dresden-Prague road merged with a road to the Troja Bridge.
The junction, in the Prague suburb of Libeň, was well suited for the attack because motorists have to slow for a hairpin bend.
As Heydrich's car slowed, Gabčík took aim with a Sten submachine gun, but it jammed and failed to fire.
Instead of ordering his driver to speed away, Heydrich called his car to halt and attempted to confront the attackers.
Kubiš then threw a bomb (a converted anti-tank mine) at the rear of the car as it stopped.
The explosion wounded both Heydrich and Kubiš.
Heydrich died from his injuries a week later.
Nazi intelligence falsely linked the assassins to the villages of Lidice and Ležáky.
All men and boys over the age of 16 were shot, and all but a handful of its women and children were deported and killed in Nazi concentration camps.
The film brutally depicts the fate of the assassins.
Probably, you would get shocked to death.

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myamber
May 31, 2017

A good movie.

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mikeedm
May 25, 2017

Very well done WWII historical drama. Highly recommended.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2017

Daveinportland's assessments of this historic drama were well put and clearly knowledgeable about the Anthropoid Operation. What an engaging thriller that memorialized the horrors of wars and the Nazis occupation of Czechoslovakia pre-WW II !

AL_KATI May 01, 2017

Wow--even being the history buff I am, I had never heard of this before. A great film, especially if you like WWII drama.

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COURIER3
Apr 30, 2017

True story on how cruel the Nazi's were. Credits at the end shows how many Czech were killed in retaliation for assassination of one Nazi officer. Was it worth it? Disturbing 2 hour movie with torture and gore toward the end. Nazi officers uniforms very impressive looking.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2017

You know what we have sacrificed for the cause here?
-What you have sacrificed? What has Czechoslovakia sacrificed?
You have no idea what we've sacrificed!
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So this is about the Czech government in London trying to impress the allies? It was the allies that gave us to the Germans in the first place.
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You know, for most girls, a little lipstick is the only way to forget what's happening here. Even if it's just
for a few hours.
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The point of the mission is to succeed. Yes? I'm more worried that we haven't planned what to do if we are successful. What happens afterwards is not important.
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So you think we are just two little girls who are here to follow the important parachutists around?... We've been resisting here from the beginning in our own way. I personally don't have any reservation to killing a Nazi pig. But don't treat us like what you are about to do doesn't affect us. It does and it will.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2017

They had made their choice, Jan. Sometimes you have to pick a side.
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And when Heydrich took over here last September, his first order was to execute all the prisoners. My father was among 5,000 shot in the first week by Heydrich.
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Earlier, what Jan said... About taking your own lives. Was he serious?
-Maybe. "Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste death but once." -- Shakespeare.
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As a soldier, it is your duty to stay alive and continue fighting. Do you understand that,
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Yesterday, the Germans went to a village, Lidice, and shot every man over the age of 16. The women and children have been taken to camps, and the buildings were razed to the ground.
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You're going to murder Heydrich?
-Assassinate... murder implies he had a life worth living

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