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'A MISSION THAT WAS EXPECTED TO FAIL'
on 18 June 2014
THE MOVIE IS A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN MANY CRITIC'S WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE.
The movie is based on a true WWII chain of events.
During their conquest of much of Europe the Germans have stolen countless great works
of Art for their own gratification.
'Frank Stokes' (George Clooney) assembles a small team of unlikely heroes (who are in
truth ill-equipped for what they will face) to try and recover the priceless works before
being destroyed and lost forever as the allied advance was underway.
The group of art-experts would be known as 'The Monument Men'
The Team led by 'Frank Stokes' 'James Granger' (Matt Damon) 'Richard Campbell' (Bill
Murray) 'Walter Garfield' (John Goodman) 'Jean Claude Clermont' (Jean Dujardin)
'Donald Jeffries' (Hugh Bonneville) 'Preston Savitz' (Bob Balaban) and 'Sam Epstein'
After the Germans had hurriedly left 'Paris' 'James Granger' believes that 'Claire Simone'
(Cate Blanchett) who under German occupation had remained at the museum as curator.
knows where the Germans had taken the treasures from the establishment.
At first 'Clair' because of her experiences with the German occupation force is both reluctant
and suspicious of 'James's' motives.
The Monument team will try to protect the treasures as and if they find them, the risk to
themselves is immense.
Trouble is also, as the Allies advance, the Germans would rather destroy the stolen works
than it fall into allied hands.
Are the priceless treasures worth dying for....
This really is a very well made and well portrayed Film, it has tension, acts of bravery, certainly
well worth at least viewing......more remarkable because it is based on a true story.
There are also many great and possibly unexpected performances on-board.
Good Picture and Sound Quality Throughout.
* Deleted Scenes.
* In Their Own Words - Featurette.
* George Clooney's Mission - Featurette.
* Marshaling the Troop - Featurette.
* A Woman among The Monument Men -Featurette.