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The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)

The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)
  • 2007
  • Germany/Austria
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • 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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Copying the past

4 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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