The Counterfitters

  • CERT 15
  • 2007
  • 1 HR 38 MINS
  • 2 RATINGS
The Counterfitters

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The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. 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 Bernhard. 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...

CAST AND CREW

August Diehl Devid Striesow Karl Markovics Stefan Ruzowitzky

GENRE

Drama

CERTIFICATE

Contains strong language and infrequent strong violence

RUN TIME

1 hour 38 minutes

RELEASED

2007

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