The counterfeiters [videorecording] / a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF
DVDs | Sony Pictures Classics | c2008 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C WORLD (GERMAN)) plus 1 more
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Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, c2008.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes German and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Bäumer, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin.
Producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; writer/director, Stefan Ruzowitzky ; director of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book "The devil's workshop" by Adolf Burger.
Academy Awards, USA, 2008: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills 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, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones.
Special features: director's commentary ; deleted scenes; making of the film ; historical artifacts ; questions and answers ; interviews.
German title: Fälscher
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