Irish stars Murphy and Dornan are in town to present their new World War II thriller, based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich.
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Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Inception), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) and BAFTA nominated director Sean Ellis (Metro Manilla) will be in Dublin on the 31st of August for a very special Irish Premiere screening with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival in Cineworld.
Anthropoid marks the second Festival event since #ADIFF16 as a part if its vibrant programme of year-round events. The year-round season has attracted talents such as Amy Schumer, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins and Ennio Morricone.
Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of the World War II operation to assassinate Nazi commanding officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler; he was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague,” his reign of terror and brutality prompted Czech authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission, code-named “Operation Anthropoid,” which would change history forever.
One of the most terrifying and thrilling stories of World War II, Anthropoid follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city locked down under Nazi occupation, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, the man many saw as Adolf Hitler’s natural successor.
ANTHROPOID tells the story of this remarkable operation and these unsung heroes of World War II. Written and directed by filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manilla) and starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) alongside Jamie Dornan (The Fall), the film also stars Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon, Sam Keeley, Anna Geislerová, Seán Mahon, Harry Lloyd, and Bill Milner.
Anthropoid will be released in cinemas nationwide on Friday 9th September.