“Anthropoid” The Movie Review

“Berlin Calling’s” Kastle Waserman and director Nigel Dick went to see the film, “Anthropoid” recently. The film tells the true story of British-trained Czechoslovak paratroopers Josef Gabcík and Jan Kubiš , who went on the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague.

Beautifully told, the film moved them both to tears. “It hits us hard because we went during the making of ‘Berlin Calling’ to film at the location where the assassination took place and also shot a scene in that crypt where Gabcík and Kubiš died,” said Nigel. “We were both particularly impressed by the historical accuracy of the sets that were built to film the final scenes in ‘Anthropoid.'”

“For me, the film captured that fear of being persecuted,” said Kastle. “My father always said the fear never left him, even long after the Holocaust. I really felt it watching “Anthropoid,” what it must have been like for Gabcík and Kubiš , and those who helped them. I wish they were alive today so I could thank them. Everything they did helped slow down the German machine and bring the horror the Nazis put on people closer to an end.”

Shout out to “Anthropoid” director/writer/producer Sean Ellis and lead actors Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, on making a film that truly honors this story.

Photos from Prague during the making of “Berlin Calling”:

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Kastle Waserman and Nigel Dick filming at the Anthropoid assassination site and memorial statue.
Photo by Dana Cerna

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Inside the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius crypt hiding place.
Photos by Kastle Waserman

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The bullet-riddled crypt window and memorial plaque outside the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
Photo by Kastle Waserman

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Front of the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Photo by Kastle Waserman

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