The Man with the Iron Heart
Director: Cedric Jiminez
Writers: David Farr, Audrey Diwan, Cedric Jiminez
Cast: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor, Mia Wasikowska
Reinhard Heydrich’s meteoric rise to become one of the Nazi regime’s top brass was as furious and unrelenting as the horrors he inflicted on the people of Europe in the years leading up to and during the Second World War. Introduced to the Nazi ideology by his wife, Lina, a high aristocrat who accompanied him throughout his rise to power, Heydrich was the principal architect of the “Final Solution” and an unstoppable force.
However, a small group of Czech Resistance fighters, trained by Britain and directed by the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile, sought to stop the unstoppable. In an audacious act, the paratroopers, led by Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, attacked Heydrich’s caravan as it travelled the streets of Prague, causing fatal injuries. Reinhard Heydrich became the highest-ranking Nazi officer ever to be killed during World War II.