About Operation Mincemeat (12A)
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.
The script for the picture was co-written by Ben Macintyre who is a well-known historian who previously wrote an account of the mission entitled 'Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II' (2010). The film is based on this book whilst Macintyre also acted as a consultant to the production.