The Counterfeiters

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Stefan Ruzowitzky’s powerful film won the Best Foreign Picture Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards and tells the true story of history’s largest counterfeiting operation, set up by the Nazis. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog (Devid Striesow). Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger (August Diehl), is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones. Stars: August Diehl, Dolores Chapli, Devid Strieso and Karl Markovic

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Stefan Ruzowitzky’s powerful film won the Best Foreign Picture Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards and tells the true story of history’s largest counterfeiting operation, set up by the Nazis. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog (Devid Striesow). Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger (August Diehl), is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones. Stars: August Diehl, Dolores Chapli, Devid Strieso and Karl Markovic

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Additional Information
Language German
Level Intermediate
Media Type DVD
Key Benefits
  • Films are one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to improve your language skills
  • sub-title function helps in the understanding of difficult words
Film Genre Drama, History
Classification 15
Subtitles English
Run Time (Mins) 95
Region Region 2 
Number of disks 1
DVD Format Colour, PAL
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