The Man with the Iron Heart

The Man with the Iron Heart

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1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution".

The first half of the film charts the unlikely ascent to power of Heydrich (Jason Clarke), a loser dismissed from the army who is initially egged on by his flag-waving, National-Socialism-loving wife. The second half catches up with the Czechoslovak Resistance fighters who plot Heydrich’s assassination. In their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik (Jack Reynor) and Jan Kubis (Jack O’Connell) are parachuted into the Czechoslovak countryside and make their way to Prague, where the Resistance hides the duo while they prepare their mission.

We are delighted to welcome Kevin Ashman to introduce the film on Mon 12 Feb.
Kevin is a frequent visitor to New Park and extremely knowledgeable on the Heydrich story. He has been World Quizzing Champion six times since 2004 (he is reigning champion), was Mastermind Champion in 1995 (still holding the record score to this day), and this year will mark 15 years on BBC’s ‘Eggheads’.