True story: One of many best undercover World Conflict II brokers was a corpse.
In 1943, a top-secret British naval intelligence committee, together with savvy barrister Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth), got here up with an ingenious method to mislead Germany about troop actions. The plan, mesmerizingly executed on this movie, was to decorate a lifeless man as a army courier, give him faux paperwork, set the physique adrift within the ocean (as if he’d drowned after parachuting out of a aircraft) and hope he was discovered and his “intel” despatched to Hitler.
Says Firth, “It turns into a fancy tussle of unresolved, unexpressed feelings, fed by the excessive stakes.”
Operation Mincemeat, Unique Movie Debut, Wednesday, Could 11, Netflix