Imagine the charisma, humour and fun of 'Oceans Eleven' somehow transposed into Nazi Germany!
Well, unlikely concept, but true in the hands of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville in 'The Monuments Men'.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film focuses 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.
'The Monuments Men' is in UK cinemas from 14 February. WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE CLIP BELOW of George Clooney assembling his dynamic team...