Directed by Sean Ellis
Starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerova and Toby Jones.
Based on a true story, Anthropoid details the successful assassination of SS General, Reinhard Heydrich during World War II by a small group of Czech resistance fighters deployed by parachute near Prague.
In line with the thematic nuances of World War II dramatic epics, Anthropoid employs the same use of dynamic cinematography to give the impression of scope in the context of a War drama. The pale pastel palette for the film emphasises the period wonderfully and reinforces the classic espionage style that suits this film perfectly. From the first frame the viewer is immediately inundated with the same urgency the characters experience when dropped behind enemy lines, which carries well enough throughout the entirety of Ellis’ film. Despite there being such little action, each scene continues from one to the