Set in 1943, the film charts the undertaking of the titular campaign to deceive the Nazis, as British intelligence sets out to convince Germany of an attack route through Greece, rather than the actual location of Sicily.
Equipped with an intricate plan involving a corpse and forged documents, the stakes had never been higher for Ewen Montagu (Firth) and his officers, in this key turning point in the war effort.
Unearthing the remarkable story of hidden reconnaissance, Operation Mincemeat follows in the footsteps of recent engrossing WWII-set spy dramas The Courier and Munich: The Edge of War, granting a unique perspective of conflict outside of the front line.
Boasting a stellar cast, the film amasses a wealth of British acting talent, including Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty), Matthew Goode (Stalker, Downton Abbey) & Matthew Macfayden (Succession), alongside acclaimed theatre veteran Simon Russell Beale as Winston Churchill.
In the accomplished hands of respected British director John Madden (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), this adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s riveting book makes for altogether unmissable cinema.