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-- Federico Fellini
Mar 312014
 

 
photo for Based on the true story of an unlikely World War II platoon tasked by FDR to go into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from the Nazis and return them to their rightful owners. It was 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 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Extras: TBA. Vitals: Director: George Clooney. Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 118 min., Drama, Box office gross: $73.881 million, Sony.

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