Star-stud­ded line-up in true story trea­sure hunt

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

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.

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