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Die Fälscher [videorecording] = The Counterfeiters / Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Contributor(s): Aichholzer, Josef, 1950- | Baumer, Marie, 1969- | Bohlmann, Nina | Brambach, Martin, 1967- | Burger, Adolf, 1917-. Teufels Werkstatt | Chaplin, Dolores | Diehl, August, 1976- | Markovics, Karl, 1963- | Ruhland, Marius, 1975- [cmp] | Ruzowitzky, Stefan | Schröder, Babette | Striesow, Devid, 1973- | Aichholzer Filmproduktion | Babelsberg International Filmproduktion | FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film | Filmfonds Wien (Firm) | FilmFörderung Hamburg (Firm) | Filmförderungsanstalt (Germany) | Land Niederösterreich | Land Oberösterreich | Magnolia Filmproduktion (Firm) | Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg | Österreichischer Rundfunk | Österreichisches Filminstitut | Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) | Studio Babelsberg | Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: German, French Summary language: English, French, Spanish Original language: German Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 1424898927; 9781424898923Other title: CounterfeitersSubject(s): Mauthausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama | Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama | Counterfeiters -- Germany -- Drama | Forced labor -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Drama | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Drama | Jewish men -- Germany -- Drama | Operation Bernhard, Germany, 1940-1945 -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Counterfeit money -- Germany -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Foreign films. | Historical films. | War films.Academy Awards, USA, 2008: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stübner, August Zirner, Marie Bäumer, Dolores Chaplin.Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills 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. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones.
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Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger.

Originally produced in 2006.

Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stübner, August Zirner, Marie Bäumer, Dolores Chaplin.

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills 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. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones.

MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

German or dubbed French dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Some special features are subtitled in English.

Academy Awards, USA, 2008: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)

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