Operation Daybreak  [DVD]Timothy Bottoms (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 118 min
Quality: Digital (with those subtitles!)
A grimly exciting war drama about the Czech resistance's assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, deputy chief of the Gestapo and better known as Hitler's Hangman. This is
drily, if expertly, directed by Reach for the Sky veteran Lewis Gilbert, and features a motley cast including American Timothy Bottoms and a particularly excellent Anthony Andrews as Czech
That this film convinces is a tribute to the story, and today, when the village of Lidice, which was razed by the Nazis in reprisal for the assassination, is hardly remembered, its
telling is still timely.