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Anthropoid just opened down here and the sinopsis reminds me of the 1975 movie that had the quality of sticking with me all these years.

Wonder if the new release is as good or as bad of some of the reviews I've found.

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While not a remake, both films are based around the same historical event - the ambush of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich by British-trained Czech Resistance assassins in Prague during 1942.
 
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Thanks, but much of it is just strong Google-Fu. I'm way dumber when speaking solely from memory. Big Grin

(Although I did know this one off the top of my head, being a massive WW2 history nerd and all. Wink)


Looks like there have actually been 7 film adaptations of this event:
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Hitler's Madman (1943)
The Silent Village (1943)
Atentát (1964)
Operation Daybreak (1975)
Anthropoid (2016)
HHhH (2017)
 
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Anthropoid just opened down here and the sinopsis reminds me of the 1975 movie that had the quality of sticking with me all these years.

Wonder if the new release is as good or as bad of some of the reviews I've found.

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"Operation Daybreak" is one of my 5-star movies, meaning it has between 400 and 800 muzzle flashes (actual count 435).

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Anyone has seen the new movie?

I still remember how sad I felt at the end of the old one... Frown

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Anyone has seen the new movie?

I still remember how sad I felt at the end of the old one... Frown

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Yeah. That scene in the basement where they are shot to ribbons was sad.

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I saw it. It's worth Czeching out.


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I saw it. It's worth Czeching out.

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SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich


One individual who truly fits the term "he needed killin' ". A true evil a-hole. He actually died from an infection brought about due to pieces of the stuffing of the car seat being embedded into his sorry carcass (the seats in his Mercedes were stuffed with horse hair). And the Nazis refused to allow a Czech doctor to operate on him. Instead they waited on the Nazi doctor (was it Hitler's personal doctor? I don't recall) to arrive from Berlin by train. So Heydrich suffered a deservedly slow agonizing death.

After he died, the Nazis were ruthless in their search for the killers and their accomplices. I think they got a confession out of one by showing him the severed head of his mother. And not to mention the fate of Lidtz. A town they wiped off the map. Literally.


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Just saw it. Good movie, filmed in the Czech Republic, in English, lots of 1903 hammerless Colts.
 
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Looks like there have actually been 7 film adaptations of this event:
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Hitler's Madman (1943)
The Silent Village (1943)
Atentát (1964)
Operation Daybreak (1975)
Anthropoid (2016)
HHhH (2017)

I think it was also re-enacted in the 'Holocaust' TV mini-series from the 70's.
 
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Just got a chance to watch this. Very well done. It does an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension all the way through the film. And it set up to be accessible and entertaining even to those who don't have an in-depth knowledge of WW2 history.

And while he's only in a couple scenes, the guy they had playing Heydrich (Detlef Bothe) even looks quite like him.





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And the Nazis refused to allow a Czech doctor to operate on him. Instead they waited on the Nazi doctor (was it Hitler's personal doctor? I don't recall) to arrive from Berlin by train.


That's not quite accurate.

Heydrich was operated on immediately by two surgeons, one from the hospital at which he was admitted, and another that was brought in from a nearby medical university to assist. Their nationality wouldn't have been an issue anyway. One surgeon was a German doctor from the neighboring German province of Silesia, who was in Prague teaching at a university. The other surgeon, who was the chief of surgery at the hospital in Prague, was an ethnic German from the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia, and in the eyes of the Nazis would have been considered to be a "real German" anyway.

The Nazis cared about ethnicity (or "race"/"blood"), rather than citizenship or national boundaries. There were millions of ethnic Germans - "Volksdeutsche" - living in many other Central/Eastern European countries at the time.

But Heinrich Himmler did send his personal SS physician, who arrived later that evening after the surgery and took over Heydrich's care.
 
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Anthropoid is now free to watch with Amazon Prime.
 
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Anyone has seen the new movie?

I still remember how sad I felt at the end of the old one... Frown

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Yeah. That scene in the basement where they are shot to ribbons was sad.

flashguy

Yeah, this is a movie that stuck with me, too.
Think I was about 6 when it came out.
If memory serves, the committed suicide in the church basement.
One round for the two of them ??


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