Operation Mincemeat 12A

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This film was last shown on 19 May 2022

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.

Starring an all-British cast, Operation Mincemeat is a most extraordinary true story, based on the best-selling book by Ben MacIntyre and brought to the big screen by Oscar-winning director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love).


John Madden
United Kingdom, United States
2 hours 8 minutes
Colin Firth, Mark Gatiss, Matthew Macfadyen


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