Monuments Men - Ungewöhnliche Helden

Monuments Men - Ungewöhnliche Helden

Deutschland / USA / Großbritannien 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Monuments Men

Not long after US American and British troops land in Normandy, Hitler issues the order that no significant works of art shall fall into enemy hands. Any piece German troops are unable to take with them or hide in secret stashes is to be destroyed. The Allies refuse to sit back and watch this barbaric act take place; instead they put together an ingenious and skilful platoon of ‘monuments men’ who are given the task of going behind enemy lines to identify and secure any endangered works of art. And so, led by art expert Frank Stokes, this group of museum directors, curators and art historians set out. They soon find themselves not only up against Nazi officers keen to adorn their private collections with a few art treasures, but also having to contend with both ignorance and arrogance in their own ranks.

Based on Robert M Edsel’s book, the film describes the most dangerous treasure hunt in history. Director George Clooney, who also appears in the leading role, successfully combines moments of comedy, tragedy and pathos in order to sing the praises of the men who managed to save these monumental works of art.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:George Clooney
Screenplay:George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Director of photography:Phedon Papamichael
Editing:Stephen Mirrione
Music:Alexandre Desplat
  
Cast: 
George ClooneyFrank Stokes
Matt DamonJames Granger
Bill MurrayRichard Campbell
Cate BlanchettClaire Simone
John GoodmanWalter Garfield
Jean DujardinJean Claude Clermont
Hugh BonnevilleDonald Jeffries
Robert BalabanPreston Savitz
Dimitri LeonidasSam Epstein
Justus von DohnányiViktor Stahl
Holger HandtkeColonel Wegner
Michael HoflandPriester Claude
Zachary BaharovCommander Elya
Michael BrandnerZahnarzt
Sam HazeldineColonel Langton
Miles JuppMajor Feilding
Alexandre DesplatEmile
Diarmaid MurtaghCaptain Harpen
Serge HazanaviciusRene Armand
Luc FeitAachen Vicar
Emil von SchönfelsSniper Junge
Udo KroschwaldHermann Göring
Grant HeslovDoktor
Christian RodskaPräsident Truman
Stefan KoloskoDeutscher Befehlshaber
Thomas Wingrich2. Deutscher Befehlshaber
Ronny LeßmannSoldat
  
Production company:Smokehouse Pictures (Toluca Lake)
Producer:George Clooney, Grant Heslov

All Credits

Director:George Clooney
Assistant director:Danny Webb
Screenplay:George Clooney, Grant Heslov
based on:Bret Witter, Robert M. Edsel
Director of photography:Phedon Papamichael
Camera operator:Jörg Widmer
Assistant camera:Christian Graf, Lars Richter
Visual effects:Lindsay McFarlane (Producer), Steffen Hagen
Lighting design:Björn Susen
Gaffer:Martin Lieckfeld
Key grip:Glenn König, Hans Hellner
Production design:James D. Bissell
Art director:Helen Jarvis (Supervisior), Cornelia Ott, David Scheunemann
Set dresser:Manuel Hess, Uli Passauer, Stefan Sellin, Frank Noack
Set design:Bernhard Henrich
Property master:Wolfram Krabiell, Marcus Haendgen
Stand-by props:Oliver Kuhlmann
Construction manager:Gunter Müller, Matthias Prange
Make-up artist:Christine Beveridge, Heba Thorisdottir, Petra Schaumann, Daniela Skala, Valeska Schitthelm, Jan Kempkens-Odemski
Costume design:John C. Casey, Louise Frogley
Costumes:Tanja Jesek
Editing:Stephen Mirrione
Sound:Edward Tise
Audio mixing:Oliver Tamey
Special effects:Klaus Mielich
Casting:Jina Jay
Music:Alexandre Desplat
  
Cast: 
George ClooneyFrank Stokes
Matt DamonJames Granger
Bill MurrayRichard Campbell
Cate BlanchettClaire Simone
John GoodmanWalter Garfield
Jean DujardinJean Claude Clermont
Hugh BonnevilleDonald Jeffries
Robert BalabanPreston Savitz
Dimitri LeonidasSam Epstein
Justus von DohnányiViktor Stahl
Holger HandtkeColonel Wegner
Michael HoflandPriester Claude
Zachary BaharovCommander Elya
Michael BrandnerZahnarzt
Sam HazeldineColonel Langton
Miles JuppMajor Feilding
Alexandre DesplatEmile
Diarmaid MurtaghCaptain Harpen
Serge HazanaviciusRene Armand
Luc FeitAachen Vicar
Emil von SchönfelsSniper Junge
Udo KroschwaldHermann Göring
Grant HeslovDoktor
Christian RodskaPräsident Truman
Stefan KoloskoDeutscher Befehlshaber
Thomas Wingrich2. Deutscher Befehlshaber
Ronny LeßmannSoldat
  
Production company:Smokehouse Pictures (Toluca Lake)
in co-production with:Obelisk Productions (London), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg) ( Zweiundzwanzigste)
Producer:George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Co-Producer:Carl L. Woebcken, Henning Molfenter, Christoph Fisser
Executive producer:Barbara A. Hall
Unit production manager:Arno Neubauer, Barbara A. Hall
Location manager:Daniel Mattig, Matthias Braun (Motiv), Tristan Hume (Motiv), Bastian Rabe
Shoot:04.03.2013-26.06.2013:
Original distributor:Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:118 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.01.2014, 142782, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb (außer Konkurrenz);
Kinostart (DE): 20.02.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Monuments Men - Ungewöhnliche Helden
Weiterer Titel (US GB) The Monuments Men

Versions

Original

Length:118 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.01.2014, 142782, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb (außer Konkurrenz);
Kinostart (DE): 20.02.2014
 

Awards

FBW 2014
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