The Counterfeiters

In pre-WWII Germany, Salomon Sorowitsch is a world-class counterfeiter, being also a Jew he is soon arrested and put in a concentration camp, but as the war machine begins to grind, his captors realise they can put his skills to work. This soul-shuddering drama is based on the memoir of Adolf Burger and is a riveting examination of how far we will compromise our moral code in order to survive. An astonishing performance from Karl Markovics in the lead; this took Best Foreign Film at the 2008 Oscars.

Year: 2006
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, German Cinema, Eastern European Cinema, True Stories, 2009, Carmen's Favourites, Film Festivals 2008
Country: Austria, Germany
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains violence and content that may disturb.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Eastern Europe)



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