The Monuments Men

Opens Friday, February 7
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1hr 58mins // directed by:George Clooney // featuring:George Clooney, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing 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.

From the team behind Good Night, and Good Luck (actor/writer/director George Clooney and writer Grant Heslov) comes another harrowing true story of courage under fire.

'Not all Monuments Men Were Men' - The New York Times

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