The Man With The Iron Heart (2017)
Thursday 28th December 2017
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.
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 sacrificed 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.
The Man With The Iron Heart is released on DVD and Blu-ray 8th January 2018 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
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