Political Film Society - The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)


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The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)

 

The CounterfeitersThe German film The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) reveals a true story about Jewish prisoners of the Nazis who were recruited from the death camps to make counterfeit British and American currency. Under the direction of Salomen Sorowitsch (played by Karl Markovics), they are successful with the pound and make four times the worldwide reserves of the currency. Germany was broke, so counterfeiting was increasing the probability of victory for the Nazis. Accordingly, coworkers Adolf Burger (played by August Diehl) urges a delay in counterfeiting the American dollar. The suspense of the film, directed by Stefan Rusowitzsky, is over the delay, so the German commandant Friedrich Herzog (played by Devid Striesow) pressures the Jews in various ways. The Political Film Society has nominated The Counterfeiters as best film exposé of 2008. MH

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