Cillian Murphy Stars in WWII Assassination Film 'Anthropoid' Trailer

June 16, 2016
Source: YouTube

Anthropoid Trailer

"Take a look around… This is not some game… You get noticed, and that gets us noticed, and being noticed gets us all shot." Bleecker Street has released a trailer for the film titled Anthropoid, which is actually a reference to Operation Anthropoid, the code-name for the assassination mission in Czechoslovakia to take out The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Actor Cillian Murphy stars as one of the Allied soldiers helping carry out the top-secret mission. He's joined by a cast including Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones and Bill Milner. This looks like a very intricate and tense thriller. I'm very impressed by this trailer, really want to see this. Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Sean Ellis' Anthropoid, found on YouTube:

Anthropoid Poster

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. Anthropoid is directed by English filmmaker Sean Ellis, of the films Metro Manila, The Broken and Cashback previously. The screenplay is written by Anthony Frewin and Sean Ellis. The film will premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic this summer. Bleecker Street Media will release Anthropoid in select US theaters on August 12th later this summer. Interested?

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These films seem to always miss their mark. I do love the period garb and stuff.

DAVIDPD on Jun 16, 2016


Valkyrie was amazing, probably my favorite Tom Cruise movie

steve on Jun 17, 2016


"Based on true events." Well, in reality, Czech people don't address each other in English with an accent. In general they prefer to speak Czech to each other. Now we're stuck we a great British, Irish, Canadian cast all putting time in silly accents.

Nash on Jun 17, 2016


Do you really want to watch this all subtitled? And I don't even know any Czech actors and actresses, never mind ones that could pull in an audience.

David Diaz on Jun 17, 2016


Yes. I watch al English spoken movies with subtitles too. So why wouldn't I want that with Czech movies? I suppose there are plenty of actors in the Czech Republic who can play Czech people. Why not hire them? Can not pull in an audience? If it's a good movie, and they add one or two A- or B-list Hollywood or Bollywood stars, the audience might just come.

Nash on Jun 17, 2016


Well I didn't know that was your preference so cool. I prefer not to read subtitles if it's unnecessary. It always is a slight distraction from watching a film although there of course are incredible non-English films that I love.

David Diaz on Jun 17, 2016


To clarify a bit more; I am Dutch. We can speak English reasonably well, but we just don't understand all words. So in the Netherlands we listen to the original sound and add subtitles to all foreign movies. So we are used to it. I understand this is not common in most other countries. Especially not in the USA. Cause most movies in US cinema's are English spoken so you basically don't need subtitles. Except for the hearing impaired.

Nash on Jun 17, 2016


I don't see what the problem is. If some Czechs wanted to make a film about it in Czechoslovakian with Czech actors they could. However, given this is probably being financed by the West, it's understandable that they would want it to reach the widest market possible. Something that would be curtailed were it a solely subtitled film. Surely the film doing well will bringer greater awareness of the true story, which can only be a good thing.

Payne by name on Jun 17, 2016


With movies, that are basically meant for entertainment or at most for education or awereness purposes, the word "problem" is of course kind of relative. However, I am from Europe and in our part of the world, every country has their own language. That's just what we are used to. So when I see British, Irish and Canadians acting as if they were Czech, and then speaking English with an accent that is supposed to be Czech, to me that feels rather unreal. While the whole purpose of this movie I presume is to give kind of an accurate image of historic events.

Nash on Jun 17, 2016


The point is that they should speak in normal, actual English. Not in this silly "broken" one which sounds like from "Allo Allo" sitcom. It doesn´t really make any sense, as it didn´t make sense in Child 44. I would understand the need to differentiate the English of native speakers and of Czech characters if there were some scenes in the UK before the actual operation (as they were in the original Czech film Atentát from the 1960s and its remake Operation Daybreak from the 1970s). But according to what Sean Ellis said last year at Karlovy Vary Festival press conference about the film, there will be no such scenes.

Rosepettle on Jun 19, 2016


This looks great from the trailer. Definitely a tense looking film. It's going on my see it this summer list.

David Diaz on Jun 17, 2016


I think this looks really good. I remember when I saw the 1975 version of the film and the tale haunted me for some time. The ending in that one being so sad. I do also remember the film score being quite awful. It's was very electro-synthy (which I usually like) which just didn't work with this type of film.

Payne by name on Jun 17, 2016


Looks pretty intense! Love a great spy-thriller! And maybe this will show Jamie Dornan actually acting rather than that 50 Shades of Crap....crap...

RAW_D on Jun 17, 2016


Nazis decapitated them on the end (don't worry, they probably won't show it in the film), but that was not real horror afterwards. As for the trailer here, meh ...

shiboleth on Jun 17, 2016

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