The Counterfeiters

The Counterfeiters
The Counterfeiters

Year

2007

Duration

94 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Period and Historical, War Films

Language

German (English subtitles)

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Synopsis

This excellent, disturbing and informative Austrian drama is a fictionalised version of a true, neglected chapter from World War II. One of the Germans' plans for undermining the allied war effort was to flood the British economy with counterfeit currency and the central character is an experienced forger who also happens to be Jewish. When he finds himself in a concentration camp he is offered the appalling choice between certain death or working on these forgeries.

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15 Classification

Contains strong language and infrequent strong violence

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