• Film ID:
  • 14876
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=94 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Austria.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • German.
(Die Fälscher)

Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters and lives a sweet life of cards, booze and women. Eventually Salomon's luck runs out when he's arrested and thrown into a Nazi concentration camp, but it's not long before his exceptional skills are spotted and he is coerced into a counterfeit operation on a gargantuan scale; a plan to help finance the war effort and flood the British and American economies with fake currency. For the first time in his life Salomon finds himself in a moral dilemma, his own security and comfort over the lives of others. Based on real events "The Counterfeiters" is a powerful, beautifully made and almost unbearably tense tale that more than justified its best foreign film Oscar.

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