- Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald
- April 15th 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...