The Monuments Men

March 24th, 2014


The Monuments Men

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An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Release Year: 2014

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: George Clooney

Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama 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 director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by ...

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov

George Clooney - Frank Stokes
Matt Damon - James Granger
Bill Murray - Richard Campbell
Cate Blanchett - Claire Simone
John Goodman - Walter Garfield
Jean Dujardin - Jean Claude Clermont
Hugh Bonneville - Donald Jeffries
Bob Balaban - Preston Savitz
Dimitri Leonidas - Sam Epstein
Justus von Dohnányi - Viktor Stahl
Holger Handtke - Colonel Wegner
Michael Hofland - Priest (Claude)
Zahary Baharov - Commander Elya
Michael Brandner - Dentist
Sam Hazeldine - Colonel Langton

Taglines: It was the greatest art heist in history


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Country: USA, Germany

Language: English, German, Russian, French

Release Date: 7 February 2014

Filming Locations: Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

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Did You Know?

From a newspaper report dated 13 December 2013: Police broke into the flat of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer who hoarded hundreds of works believed to have been looted by the Third Reich. Gurlitt has been the focus of huge media attention after a trove of over 1,400 previously unknown masterpieces were uncovered in his Munich flat. A task force appointed to research the origin of the art has said that around 590 pictures fall into the category of art looted or extorted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors. These include pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Munch and Cezanne among others. See more »


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