Operation Mincemeat

2021 - USA / UK

Certificate 12A - Drama, War

Featuring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Rufus Wright
Directed by: John Madden

Running Time: 2 hrs 8 mins

In the context of WW2 narratives, the story of Operation Mincemeat is unique a bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction, where the stakes could hardly be higher. Michelle Ashford's script fuses multiple strands and moods: tense, romantic, thrilling, unexpectedly funny, and endlessly surprising. It tells a richly human story of the soldiers we seldom see, who fight a different kind of war in shadows and deception, haunted by the knowledge that certainty and guarantee of success are nowhere to be found.