The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)
- Germany / Austria
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
- Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow
Wartime thriller based on real events, about a Russian Jew, forced to spend his days in a concentration camp manufacturing fake currency with which the Nazis attempted to flood the British and American economies – the largest counterfeiting operation in history. This is a compelling exploration of what men will do to keep themselves alive.
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Reviews & features
Copying the past4 Oct 2007
When the Austrian actor Karl Markovics was first sent the screenplay for the Holocaust thriller The Counterfeiters by his friend the director Stefan Ruzowitzky, he spent a week pondering whether or not to accept the central role of Salomon ‘Sally…
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