Director John Madden's new film tells the true story of two British intelligence officers, who together planned and carried out a daring operation.
The year is 1943 and the Allies are planning, in an attempt to stop Hitler's grip on Europe, an invasion of the island of Sicily. To help the operation succeed, two British intelligence officers draw up a plan, using a daring and somewhat odd strategy. The hope is that one will be able to mislead the German military, by providing a dead body with false documents.
The operation went by the name "Operation Mincemeat", and now it has been translated for the big screen, in a drama of the same title. The real story is told by John Madden, who has previously been behind films such as "Hotel Marigold", "Proof" and "Shakespeare in Love".
At the top of the cast is Colin Firth, in the role of Ewen Montagu, one of the leading men behind the plan. As his collaborator Charles Cholmondeley, we see Matthew Macfadyen, known from one of the lead roles in "Pride and Prejudice", and in recent years from the acclaimed series "Succession".
Now they have released a trailer for the war drama, which gives a first look at what seems to be a partly serious, but perhaps most of all entertaining depiction of the event.