The Counterfeiters | 2008

Drama, Crime
Towards the end of World War II, the National Socialists forged millions of British pounds in order to weaken the enemy's economy. A counterfeiting plant was set up with prisoners in the concentration camp in ...more

Cast

... Salomon Sorowitsch

Actor

... Adolf Burger

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... Friedrich Herzog

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... Hauptscharführer Holst

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... Dr Klinger

Actor

... Kolya

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... Zilinsky

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... Loszek

Actor

... Woman in Casino

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... Aglaia

Actor

... Atze

Actor

... Dr Viktor Hahn

Actor

Company

Aichholzer Filmproduktion

Production Company

Production Company

Magnolia Filmproduktion GmbH

Production Company

Production Company

Symphonieorchesler des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Production Company

Synopsis

Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there 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. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones.

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