- Directed by:
- John Madden
- Colin Firth; Tom Wilkinson; Penelope Wilton; Johnny Flynn; Mark Gatiss; Kelly Macdonald; Simon Russell Beale
- Warner Bros Distributors Ltd
- Release Date:
- United States, United Kingdom
BBFC Consumer Advice:Infrequent strong language, moderate injury detail, sex, violence.
Based on the best-selling book by Ben MacIntyre and brought to the big screen by the Oscar-winning director John Madden, and the producers behind 'The Kings Speech', ‘OPERATION MINCEMEAT’ is the extraordinary and true story of the most successful war time deception ever attempted, and one that changed the course of the Second World War. The film is produced by See-Saw Films and Cohen Media Group in association with Archery Pictures.
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 (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.