Counterfeiters, The
Counterfeiters, The
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This "swift and suspenseful thriller" (The New York Times) from Austrian-born filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky recounts the true story of a group of concentration camp prisoners who are given relatively luxurious accommodations in exchange for operating the grandest counterfeiting scheme of all-time. Conflicts soon arise within the group over their complicity in prolonging the German war effort just to save their own skins. Starring Karl Markovics, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, and August Diehl as real-life counterfeiter Adolf Burger, whose memoir provided the basis for this 2007 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign-Language Film. In German, Russian, and Stefan Ruzowitzky---Austria/Germany---2007---99 mins.

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