Not just another war movie

Operation Mincemeat: Not just a war movie

Movie review

The plot has a stranger quality than fiction, including double agents, international plots, and bold escapes.

The plot has a stranger quality than fiction, including double agents, international plots, and bold escapes.

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If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If the movie was shown at 22.00 in Kinepolis, Kirchberg and no one can see it in the theater, has it been shown at all?

Salle 9 is my regular because it’s the place where all the second half of the current movie will be shown, but I’m not the only one there.But probably half-hearted enthusiasm Operation Mincemeat It emphasizes how this kind of film formula tells us about the present rather than the past.

Operation Mincemeat I follow many other recent movies in the genre of World War II “British Blitz Spirit Nostalgia”. Navy intelligence officers Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth), Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), and the familiar Ian Fleming (Johnny Flynn), set in 1943 before the Allied invasion of Sicily, tricked the Germans. It is tasked with believing in the intended invasion target. It’s actually Greece.

This wise crew of the good old Chaps, in Churchill’s own words, creates a ridiculous plan that might actually work.

While taking a sip of the distributed Scotch and appealing to God to save the king, the Crack team raises the corpse of a dead wanderer on the streets of London. The dead man, Grindur Martin, will become an officer of a fictitious Royal Marines named William Martin and will be dumped from the neutral Spanish coast via a submarine.

The plan, loaded with forged intelligence documents hinting at the impending invasion of Greece, is for Spanish authorities to discover the bodies and documents and secretly relay the information to the Germans.

The storyline of this movie actually has a stranger quality than fiction, and the movie is so enthusiastic that it can’t be jokingly pointed out. During the war, London crawls with soldiers and spies and is immersed in a flesh-filled atmosphere. All other officers seem to be writing his own secret spy thriller, as Cholmondeley points out. He will later realize that his criminal partner, Ian Fleming, the future author of the original James Bond novel, may be the greatest of all.

Operation MincemeatBy embracing its own humor and indulging in its most fantastic qualities, it often tackles the ultra-serious World War II genre. The plan itself includes double (and even triple) agents, international plots, and bold escapes. However, it still has some melancholy, not related to the original, but to the cultural atmosphere in which such films are produced.

As mentioned earlier, the film falls into the category of recent British films about war, emphasizing how countries have come together in the face of imminent threats and aggression. King’s speech (2010), Imitation game (2014), Darkest time (2017), Netflix dig (2021) And Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk All (2017) are more or less plagued by emotions that can be exchangeably explained for nostalgia or melancholy.

All of these films, whether shining in mid-20th-century British reviews or more critical, betray the country looking back on what it once was.

Hard upper lips, distribution, not only together, but prejudice, class, and imperial heritage all infiltrate this genre of British melancholy nostalgic war movies. Operation Mincemeat It falls very straight.

This is a perspective that dates back to when the British spirit overcame the greatest challenges and when the empire was in the greatest extent. But since then, modern Britain has been plagued by the conflicting feelings of pride and guilt that can be felt in every aspect of its cultural existence.

That’s probably the reason Operation MincemeatPoster and trailer alone Another one of them A British movie about war. The anxiety of this identity seems more and more severe due to modern convulsions in British society.

Unable to articulate this feeling of dignity, the spirit of “calm and continue” can be felt in the various ways that the above films try to add a unique twist to the genre.of Operation MincemeatIn this case, the eccentricity of the historic plot to deceive the Germans contrasts with London’s bizarre literary landscape and its relatively gentle approach to the use of homeless male corpses in historic operations. It revisits wartime Britain in its own way, absurdity and cruelty, and everything.

For history lovers and those who love Highbrow’s British talent, it’s definitely worth the time. However, it is also worth noting the pathological insights into modern Britishness. If you go to see it, I recommend going to a very late screening of it. You may just get the theater yourself.

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