The Monuments Men — Featurette


added: Tue, Jan 7th '14

Perhaps, it was the real mission impossible: six ordinary (and slightly over-the-hill) men who were tasked with scouring France and Germany for famous artworks that were not only stolen by the Nazis, but were also ordered to be destroyed if Hitler ever fell into the hands of the Allied Forces.

In this newly-released featurette, you can listen to the actual true story behind George Clooney's upcoming WWII drama "The Monuments Men" as the cast discusses the real-life struggles that these courageous volunteers -- portrayed by Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett as the real French art historian Rose Valland -- faced during their seemingly impossible mission.

"The Monuments Men" opens February 7th.

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.


directed by   George Clooney

starring   George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville

release date   February 7, 2014

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