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
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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.

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