Deception really is one of the greatest weapons in war, and Operation Mincemeat was something utterly unique – and quite crazy – and it literally altered the course of the war!
Directed by John Madden, and starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Jason Isaacs, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale, and Mark Gatiss, Operation Mincemeat takes place in 1943, and the allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre.
The plan falls to two intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) to dream the most improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. This is the extraordinary true story of an idea that will defy logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point…. check out the trailer, I think you’ll like this more than you expect!