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The Monuments Men

Postby Whiterook » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:54 pm

I went to see this with my wife last week. Loved it! Very thought provoking in terms of what war can do with the world's art treasures.

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film is an action drama 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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Re: The Monuments Men

Postby 50th » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:41 am

Saw it with the misses, both loved it even though she don't like most "war" films. Great movie, about time they made this one!
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Re: The Monuments Men

Postby Hagen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:48 pm

I haven't seen this one yet but am looking forward to it. Good to hear you guys liked it.

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Re: The Monuments Men

Postby McCoy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:35 pm

I saw this one without any expectations and I concur, this is a really good movie! It's not a war movie at all, no it's a drama comedy set in an war enviroment and I love it.
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