Operation Mincemeat

  • Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald
  • John Madden
  • April 22nd 2022
During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops

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Operation Mincemeat

Verdict: Operation Mincemeat tells an incredible true story in a gripping and interesting manner, with top performances from Firth, Macfadyen and Flynn

  • Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald
  • April 22nd 2022
  • John Madden

Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen lead a deception mission to disguise Britain’s next target for invasion during World War II.

John Madden’s new war drama shines a light on the incredible true story of Operation Mincemeat and its operatives.

The film focuses on Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), the leaders of Operation Mincemeat, Britain’s successful deception effort during World War II in 1943.

British forces want the Germans to think they are planning to invade Greece instead of their actual target – Sicily.

To do this, Ewen and Charles suggest having a fictitious Royal Marine wash up in Spain – presumably drowned – with “classified” documents about the fake Greece attack to throw their enemy off the scent.

Once their idea is tentatively approved, they create their team – featuring Jean Leslie (Kelly Macdonald) and Hester Leggett (Penelope Wilton) – and set about creating the identity of their drowned comrade Major William Martin.

They must find a suitable body and create a believable...

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