Operation Mincemeat

Cinema: Operation Mincemeat

Director: John Madden; Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald; Genre: Drama, War; Age: 12+; Time: 128 minutes

It’s 1943. 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.

It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war, centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war.