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 Oscar winning actor George Clooney and starring Oscar winners George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin.
The Monuments Men was originally scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2013. It is no longer eligible for 2014 Oscar nominations, as its new release date is in the year 2014.