The Monuments Men (12A)

2014 (USA/Germany) (Biography, Drama, War)
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Annie Rose Buckley
Director: George Clooney
An unlikely team of art historians and curators, led by Frank Stokes (George Clooney) is tasked by President Roosevelt with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It should 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. The Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of significant art and culture as they risk their lives to rescue mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Based on a true story with war as its backdrop, this film promotes the notion that great works of art are integral to the social fabric of our culture and the history of civilisation. (1hr 58min)