|Out on:||Blu-Ray 8th Jan. 2018
DVD 8th Jan. 2018
A star-studded account of the real life Operation Anthropoid, the audacious World War Two mission to kill top ranking Nazi, Reinhard Heydrich, based on the international bestseller HHhH.
Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher)
Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, ‘71)
Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, This Is England)
Jack Reynor (Free Fire, Macbeth)
Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Alice In Wonderland)
Geoff Bell (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Business)
Cédric Jimenez (The Connection)
Prague, 1942. The Third Reich is at its zenith, controlling most of Europe. Reinhard Heydrich, dubbed “the man with the iron heart” by Hitler, has risen to the top of the Nazi Party as head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the seemingly unstoppable architect of the ‘Final Solution’. However, a small group of Czech Resistance fighters are about to attempt the impossible - a veritable suicide mission to assassinate this embodiment of evil.
We like it because:
“This is not an ordinary mission.”
Based on Laurent Binet’s internationally bestselling book HHhH, THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART tells the incredible true story of how the brave men and women of the Resistance sacrifi ced everything in the name of freedom.
Director Cédric Jimenez, following up his acclaimed 2014 crime film The Connection, has assembled an absolutely sterling cast for this handsomely mounted, brilliantly absorbing biopic. Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is mesmerising as the title character, the steely eyed and unflinching Reinhard Heydrich, also known as 'the blond beast’ and behind some of the worst atrocities of the war; Rosamund Pike (Oscar-nominated for Gone Girl) is impeccably unpleasant as Heydrich’s wife Lina; and Stephen Graham (Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire) is outstanding as the diabolical SS general Heinrich Himmler. Meanwhile BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, ‘71), Jack Reynor (Free Fire) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) make up the resistance fighters intent on halting evil in its tracks.
In part a chilling portrait of the rise of the Nazis, as well as an inspiring account of an extraordinary attempt to stop them by striking at their very core, THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART is a bold, superbly made war film that ranks alongside the likes of Dunkirk and Valkyrie.
“A visually impressive Hollywood calling card” The Hollywood Reporter
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