In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it.
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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.
Did You Know?
Since the film was set in the Czech republic, the filmmakers made use of Czech army equipment such as OT81 half tracks which are very similar to their war time predecessor, the German Sdkfz 251/1. See more
Heydrich was assassinated on the 27th May. See more
[Discussing the plan to assassinate Heydrich
What do you think, Jan?
[pointing to a map
: There's only one place - here. We kill him there as he comes around Holesovice Junction.
But he's heavily guarded all the time!
He slows down!
The end credits show what happened to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
BBFC cuts were made to the original UK cinema version to remove blood spurts from a machine gunning. The 1987 video release was uncut. See more