The Monuments Men
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Comedy / Drama / War / Historical
Director: George Clooney
Running time: 118 mins Released: 14th February 2014
About The Monuments Men
A star-filled comedy drama based on the true story of one of the greatest treasure hunts in history. During World War II, German forces are seeking out priceless masterpieces by the world's greatest artists and confiscating them from Jewish collectors. Such blatant thievery upsets American art historian Frank Stokes (George Clooney), who meets with President Roosevelt to argue that such pieces must be saved by any means possible. He is then dispatched to Europe along with other unlikely academics to recover some of the paintings. They are mostly a band of old, out-of-shape men including architect Richard Campbell (Bill Murray) and sculptor Walter Garfield (John Goodman), although a younger recruit (Matt Damon) manages to persuade a female Parisian curator (Cate Blanchett) to join them.