Die Macht des Bösen (2017)28K
Die Macht des Bösen: Directed by Cédric Jimenez. With Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor. As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the “Final Solution”.
“This film may not be perfect but its a solid effort and certainly of interest to those who have studied this period in history and the major players that shaped events as it were. Reinhard Heydrich was just such an individual and what this film does, where u0026#39;ANTHROPOIDu0026#39; among others failed, was to show Heydrich beyond just the heroism of the Czech resistance fighters who plotted to kill him for justifiable reasons. Heydrich was never really a political animal nor did he have any interest in the Nazis until his wife came along and convinced him to join. Had he not been cashiered from the Navy its quite likely history wouldu0026#39;ve been written very differently and this movie shows us how these minor events led to the creation of a monster. My only complaint would be that it didnu0026#39;t tell us much about Heydrichu0026#39;s views towards Jews and his role in crafting the Final Solution, but other films like HBOs u0026#39;CONSPIRACYu0026#39; will go along way towards shedding light on that question for interested viewers. The filmu0026#39;s inherent weakness is trying to condense over 20 years of Heydrichu0026#39;s life into two hours while also explaining the plot that led to his assassination. That may have been a tall order for any director but at the same time this isnu0026#39;t a film meant for mass consumption. Itu0026#39;s not a date movie nor a family affair but is only of interest to those who enjoy history. If you find the topic boring youu0026#39;ll undoubtedly give the movie a low rating but I think as far as this genre is concerned u0026#39;THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEARTu0026#39; is certainly a respectable entry in telling the story of one of historyu0026#39;s greatest villains.”