Wednesday August 5, 2020

Film: Battle fatigue? Fight to the end

Ellis and his screenwriter balance rigorous historical accuracy with the compulsive demands of war cinema

11th September, 2016
Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid

Anthropoid, Directed by Sean Ellis, Nationwide, 15a, Rating: ★★★

The Blue Room, Directed by Mathieu Amalric, IFI, no cert, Rating: ★★★★

The title might sound like science fiction, but Anthropoid tells a little-known story of real-life heroism and selflessness in the face of daunting odds. Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan play Czech commandos sent on a deadly mission to assassinate a top-ranking Nazi for director Sean Ellis’s WWII thriller.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Michelle Obama tackles the big questions, Joe Wicks asks celebs how they stay in shape and a documentary re-introduces us to an Irish Olympic hero

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 1 week ago

In the Netflix’s latest twists on fantasy, weaponised nuns and fairies slash wildly into history, legend and logic

Emmanuel Kehoe | 1 week ago

That summer of hope and possibility that changed how we felt about ourselves culminated in absolutely no trophy at all, but that is beside the point

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago