Anthropoid

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Anthropoid
Anthropoid.jpg
Cover
Country CZE.jpgCzech Republic
FRA.jpg France
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Sean Ellis
Release Date 2016
Language Czech
English
German
Studio LD Entertainment
Lucky Man Films
22h22
Distributor Bleecker Street
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jozef Gabčík Cillian Murphy
Jan Kubiš Jamie Dornan
Jan Zelenka-Hajský Toby Jones
Lenka Fafková Anna Geislerová
Adolf Opálka Harry Lloyd
Josef Valčík Václav Neuzil
Josef Bublík Sam Keeley
Jan Hrubý Mish Boyko
Ladislav Vanek Marcin Dorocinski
Reinhard Heydrich Detlef Bothe


Anthropoid is a 2016 coproduction war thriller directed by Sean Ellis and based on true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The two key Czechoslovak paratroopers sent to perform from the United Kingdom to perform this mission are played by Cillian Murphy as Jozef Gabčík and Jamie Dornan as Jan Kubiš. This topic has already been treated in the Czech film Atentát (1963) and also partly in Sokolovo (1974).


The following weapons were used in the film Anthropoid:

Contents


Handguns

Colt 1903 Hammerless Pistol

Czech paratroopers and several resistance fighters are armed with the Colt 1903 Hammerless Pistol. A Colt M1903 pistol was Jan Kubiš' sidearm during the real attack.

Colt 1903 Hammerless with Colt Wood Grips - .32 ACP
Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) raises the Colt 1903 Hammerless pistol.
Realizing the situation is hopeless, Jan puts the pistol to his head.
Jozef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) loads his pistol in the crypt.
Closeup of the pistol in the hands of Lenka Fafková (Anna Geislerová).
Josef Valčík (Václav Neuzil) fires his pistol on the street during the assassination.
Adolf Opálka (Harry Lloyd) holds a gun during the battle in the church.
Jan Hrubý (Mish Boyko) in the crypt with his pistol in hand.

Frommer Stop

A resistance fighter is seen with the Frommer Stop pistol.

Frommer Stop - .380 ACP
At the left, a resistance fighter is seen with the Frommer Stop pistol pointed.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by Heydrich's chauffeur, Johannes Klein (David Bredin).

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
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Walther PP

A Walther PP pistol is used by Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe). In real life, Heydrich was armed with a Luger P08 at the time of the attack.

War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
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Submachine Guns

Bergmann MP18/I

One of the German soldiers is seen using a Bergmann MP18 submachine gun with a straight magazine well.

Bergmann MP18/I with 20-round box magazine accepting straight mag-well, what the MP18 was originally designed with, and retrofitted with post-WWI - 9x19mm
The soldier to the left uses the MP18.
Close up. Note the fixed rear sights.

MP40

The MP40 is used by some SS soldiers.

MP40 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
The MP40 seen at the left.

Sten Mk II

The Czech paratroopers from England are equipped with Sten Mk II submachine guns, which are initially used in an attempt to shoot Heydrich during the assassination.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Jozef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) pulls a Sten at Reinhard Heydrich in the car.
But as in real life, his Sten jams.
Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) and Josef Bublík (Sam Keeley) during the battle in the church.
Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) uses the Sten Gun.
Josef Bublík (Sam Keeley) also fires his Sten during combat.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

The main battle rifle for the German forces is the Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm
German soldiers armed with the rifle.
Closeup of the muzzle.

Shotguns

Short Barreled Side by Side Shotgun

One Gestapo officer carries a short-barreled Side by Side Shotgun.

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
One Gestapo officer carries a short-barreled Side by Side Shotgun.

Machine Guns

MG34

An MG34 machine gun is used by Nazi gunners in the fight with the Czech paratroopers in the church.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG34 is seen loaded.
The MG34 is fired.
The MG34 is fired.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

A Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" is used by SS soldiers during a battle in the church.

A Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The grenade is thrown into a room.

No. 73 Mk. I hand grenade

Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) uses a modified No. 73 Mk. I hand grenade for Heydrich's assassination.

No. 73 MK. 1 Anti-Tank hand grenade "Thermos/Flask".
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