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Monuments Men, The

movie details

Director:
George Clooney
Cast:

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett

Release:
13/03/2014
Length:
118 Mins
Genre:
Drama/Action
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox
Rating:
(Violence)

synopsis

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.