First Trailer for WWII Film 'HHhH', or 'The Man With The Iron Heart'
"Promise me you'll get out alive." An international trailer has debuted for a WWII thriller titled HHhH, or also The Man With The Iron Heart, since no one really knows what HHhH means. The film tells the story of the assassination plot of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, in May, 1942, when the Third Reich is at the peak of its power. This is the same mission known as "Anthropoid" that the other film titled Anthropoid is based on - they are the same exact stories, different films. This one also features an impressive international cast including Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor, Noah Jupe, Adam Nagaitis, Enzo Cilenti, Oscar Kennedy, and Mia Wasikowska. This was finished a few years ago, but has been kept in the can ever since, perhaps to distance itself from the other Anthropoid film. Check it out.
Here's the first international trailer (+ poster) for Cédric Jimenez's HHhH, direct from YouTube:
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". HHhH, or The Man With The Iron Heart, is directed by French filmmaker Cédric Jimenez, of The Connection and Aux yeux de tous previously. The screenplay is written by Cédric Jimenez, David Farr, and Audrey Diwan; adapted from the novel by Laurent Binet. The film is set to open in Europe starting this summer, including in France on June 7th, and in Scandinavia later this fall. There is still no US release date set yet. Stay tuned. Who's interested?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Woah, looks good.
DAVIDPD on Apr 14, 2017
Hitler was very pissed of him after the assassination. He thought that Heydrich was an idiot who didn't took enough precautions. But that was internal drama of Nazi criminals. The guy was running concentration camps in Eastern Europe so he had it coming ... Other than that, although Jason Clarke does not quite have the resemblance, he does look good in this ...
shiboleth on Apr 14, 2017
Looks decent, but WW2 movies are tired.
Carpola on Apr 15, 2017
"since no one really knows what HHhH means." HHhH was a novel by French author Laurent Binet. The title is an acronym in German for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich or Himmler's brain is called Heydrich. Where Anthropoid was entirely told from the assassins point of view, this film should give more context into why Heydrich was the vile and despicable man that was chosen to be killed.
Brian Howell on Apr 15, 2017
Anyway, another lame film about WWII...
shiboleth on Apr 15, 2017
This is probably one of the douchiest comments yet on this forum. It's so edgy to criticize WWII. Seriously...I nearly decapitated myself reading it. You want proof that kids today are morons just read this guy's post. This guy was the architect of the holocaust and your contribution to the conversation is to call it "lame". Wow...10 million died and your opinion of it is "lame".
BigJohnson on Apr 16, 2017
Come on, it's a film and not an historical account. Which means, it doesn't need to have any historical value (which also probably hasn't). It uses historical data to produce commercial piece of popular culture, nothing more. And yes, since you're talking about the influence on children, this is worse than reading historical books and kids should be discouraged from watching films about WWII if they want to learn something about it. So yes, this film is lame. Historical account of it, no. As for the architect of Holocaust, R. Heydrich was very willing complicit in it, no question about it, but the main architect was a leading man in Nazism. You should know that much ...
shiboleth on Apr 17, 2017
Did you watch "Conspiracy" shiboleth? It wasn't a Hollywoodian movie. I liked it. It tells the story of the Wannsee Conference, and the role of Heydrich ( played by Kenneth Branagh) in the extermination of Jews.
tarek on Apr 17, 2017
Of course I did, with, also, Stanley Tucci as Adolf Eichman, I think it was done by BBC (which I am not sure). Colin Firth had an interesting role in it. But mostly, it's a television film which has its value for its source material. But yes, I know about it. As for the role of Heydrich, I think that Branagh was a bit too old since Heydrich was 38 when assassination happened. Something between Branagh and J. Clarke would do justice to its physical impersonator, I guess. But never mind, that film was ok, informative, definitely...
shiboleth on Apr 18, 2017
He doesn't seem to fit the part. He doesn't look that scary.
tarek on Apr 15, 2017
Scary? I don't know if that is the right word for him or Nazis in general. Nazis were arrogant pricks, no question about it, but mostly also highly ignorant for the things that didn't suit them. They were pushing their macabre agenda, sure, but were pretty much blind for its consequence which could and did also affect them. Which is one of the reasons why their insanity couldn't and didn't prevail. I remember what Joseph Goebels said in his memoirs when Nazis seized the power and held one of their first rallies: "it was just like a dream". And portraying of Heydrich does really convey that in this trailer, he really felt some kind of enthusiasm for what he did. Of course, massive crimes that come out of his actions are terrifying, I agree, but the fear was not his main weapon, it was more brute and extensive force that was available to him. Josef Gabčik and Jan Kubiš, who assassinated him, used his believe that he's untouchable and that he was ignorant of so many possible dangers. I do, of course, understand that Nazi rule was terrifying and scary in many respects, but I could never relate their attitude to that as something general. Sorry for this lengthy post. Cheers ... p.s. To mr. Billington: thanks for your understanding ...
shiboleth on Apr 16, 2017
Thanks shiboleth for your lengthy but necessary and on the spot reply. Ignorance is a scary beast indeed.
tarek on Apr 16, 2017
Ok but we already watched same story a few months ago. "ANTHROPOID"
eracore on Apr 16, 2017
BigJohnson on Apr 16, 2017
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