Star-studded line-up in true story treasure hunt
THE Monuments Men is screening all weekend at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre with sessions starting tomorrow night (Friday, April 25) at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 10am.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon.
It is this group of soldiers who are tasked by FDR to go into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return 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, audiences will be left wondering how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators and art historians who are more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed?
But as the Monuments Men, they find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to prevent the destruction of 1000 years of culture and defend some of mankind’s greatest achievements.
From director George Clooney (who also stars in the film), the film has a starstudded line up including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett.
Morning tea is included for movie buffs viewing the Monday session at 10am.