George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Highlights Unknown WWII Heroes In Preventing Near Extinction Of Cultural Identity

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George Clooney's next movie project, 'Monuments Men', is hitting theatres in only a matter of days and his adaptation of Robert E. Edsel's book 'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,' tells cinemagoers a relatively unknown WWII heroic tale.

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Clooney starring in 'Monuments Men'

The comedy-drama follows an army platoon, consisting of seven handpicked museum directors, curators, and art historians, whose mission is to enter Germany with the aid of allied forces, towards the end of WWII, to rescue priceless artwork stolen by the Nazis, and save it from damage or destruction.

The seven individuals are based on the true story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, who as well as were tasked with retrieving stolen art, were also responsible for safeguarding cultural and historic monuments.

Watch the 'Monuments Men' trailer here

Clooney, who directs and produces the motion picture, heads the ensemble cast which includes, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Kate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonnerville and Bob Balan.

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