Have you heard of Operation Ground Beef? Occurred in World War II, it represents one of the most interesting plans of British espionage. On Netflix, Operação is the main theme of the movie O Soldado Que Não Existiu, a historical thriller that has just arrived in the Brazilian catalog of the platform.
The Soldier Who Was Not – Operation Mincemeat, in the original title – is a production of John Madden, Oscar winner for the film Shakespeare in Love. The film is based on the book of the same name, written by Ben Macintyre.
Before debuting on Netflix, the film had special screenings at film festivals. In this way, The Soldier Who Wasn’t There won the hearts of specialized critics, with a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film is a guarantee of emotion on Netflix, especially for those who enjoy war and espionage films. See below all about its plot and cast.
Discover the true story of The Soldier Who Wasn’t There
The plot of The Soldier Who Wasn’t There begins in mid-1943, in one of the most troubled phases of the Second World War.
“Two British agents devise a bizarre strategy to outwit the Nazis and alter the course of World War II. Based on a true story of disinformation.”
In The Soldier Who Wasn’t There, British Intelligence agents come up with a bizarre plan to hide the Invasion of Sicily.
The officers’ objective was to break Hitler’s hold on Europe. For this, they bet on a creative and daring strategy.
Hoping to change the course of World War II and save countless lives, the duo uses a corpse with false documents and a huge lie.
Will the British Intelligence strategy work? Just watching the plot of The Soldier Who Wasn’t There to know the answer.
All About the Cast of The Soldier Who Wasn’t On Netflix
In The Soldier Who Wasn’t There, the protagonists Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley are played by Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen.
Colin Firth is famous for his performances in films like Bridget Jones’ Diary, The King’s Speech, and the Kingsman franchise.
Matthew Macfadyen – known for playing Tom in the HBO series Succession – plays Charles Cholmondeley.
Kelly Macdonald, Helena Ravenclaw from the Harry Potter franchise, plays Jean Leslie.
Penelope Wilton, the interpreter of Isobel Crawley in the series Downton Abbey, is Hester Leggett.
Jason Isaacs, who is also in the Harry Potter franchise as Lucius Malfoy, plays Admiral John Godfrey.
The main cast of The Soldier Who Was Not is rounded out by Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) as Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister.
Also in The Soldier Who Wasn’t There are actors Johnny Flynn (Lovesick), Paul Ritter (Chernobyl), Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones), Nicholas Rowe (The Crown), Will Keen (His Dark Materials) and Alexander Beyer (Goodbye Lenin ).
The Soldier Who Wasn’t There is available on Netflix. See the trailer below.