Counterfeiters, The

Graced with very luminous performances... a must see!
-Andrew Sarris, NEW YORK OBSERVER
A swift and suspenseful thriller!
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
Told with cool wit and subtle tension!
-Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
A sharp and compelling war drama that delivers.
-Dan Jolin, EMPIRE MAGAZINE

Synopsis

The true story of Salomon Sorowitsch, counterfeiter extraordinaire and bohemian. After getting arrested and placed in a German concentration camp, he agrees to help the Nazis in an organized counterfeit operation set up to help finance the war effort. It was the biggest counterfeit money scam of all times. Over 130 million pound sterling were printed, under conditions that couldn't have been more tragic or spectacular. During the last years of the war, as the German Reich saw that the end was near, the authorities decided to produce their own banknotes in the currencies of their major war enemies. They hoped to use the duds to flood the enemy economy and fill the empty war coffers. At the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, two barracks were separated from the rest of the camp and the outside world, and transformed into a fully equipped counterfeiters workshop. "Operation Bernhard" was born. Prisoners were brought to Sachsenhausen from other camps to implement the plan...

Release Date

Friday, February 29, 2008
Original Languages: German
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 98 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

CAST
August Diehl
Devid Striesow
Karl Markovics
DIRECTED BY
Stefan Ruzowitzky

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PHOTOS

Left: Karl Markovics as Salomon SorowitschRight: Devid Striesow as Friedrich Herzog. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left: Dolores Chaplin as Die Rothaarige Right: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left: August Diehl as Adolf BurgerRight: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
August Diehl as Adolf Burger. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Marie Bäumer as Aglaya. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics.All Rights Reserved.
Left: Karl Markovics as Salomon SorowitschRight: Marie Bäumer as Aglaya. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Right: Dolores Chaplin as Die Rothaarige. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left: Dolores Chaplin as Die Rothaarige Right: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Center: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left to Right: August Diehl as Adolf Burger, Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch, Veit Stübner as Atze and August Zirner as Dr. Klinger. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Left to Right: Karl Markovics as Salomon Sorowitsch, Devid Striesow as Friedrich Herzog and Martin Brambach as Holst. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Devid Striesow as Friedrich Herzog and Family. Photo by Jat Jurgen Olczyk © Beta Film GmbH, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.