Magazine article Screen International

Monuments Men Heading to Berlin

Magazine article Screen International

Monuments Men Heading to Berlin

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George Clooney's war adventure to receive its international premiere at the 64th Berlinale.

The international premiere of George Clooney's Second World War adventure The Monuments Men will be presented in the official programme of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

A German-US co-production is based on a true story and focuses on a platoon, tasked by the Allies with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

Directed by and starring Clooney, the ensemble cast also includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett.

As well as producing, Clooney wrote the screenplay with co-producer Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

Clooney has been a frequent guest of the Berlinale as a producer, actor and director. The Monuments Men will be his second directorial appearance in the official programme after Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2003. …

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