Britain’s bid to dupe the Nazis takes to the silver screen
IT is fitting that a film about one of the most intricate and difficult acts of deception of World War Two should begin with people in a quiet room awaiting a message – any message.
Had success been achieved or had their ruse been uncovered? Acts of misinformation were rife, and so it would take something truly spectacular to fool a German Wehrmacht that by 1943 had become paranoid about reports of any possible Allied movement. It is into this maelstrom that the audience is thrown.