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 ... more
Release DateU.S.The Monument's Men was released on
Friday, February 7, 2014 Nationwide Release
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking
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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.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the book The Monuments Men written by Robert Edsel.
- Much of the same film crew behind Ben Affleck's Argo, which George Clooney produced, will serve in the same capacities here.
- March 2013: Brandenburg, Germany