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Title 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.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]

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 Moore Video  D743.23 .F35 2008    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language German or dubbed French dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Some special features are subtitled in English.
Cast Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stübner, August Zirner, Marie Bäumer, Dolores Chaplin.
Credits Director of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; script, Iris Steiner.
Note Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
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.
Awards 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)
Note Special features : Optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; The making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's artifacts ; Q&A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer.
Originally produced in 2006.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Counterfeit money -- Germany -- Drama.
Counterfeiters -- Germany -- Drama.
Jewish men -- Germany -- Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Drama.
Forced labor -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form DVD-Video discs.
Subject Mauthausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama.
Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama.
Operation Bernhard, Germany, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
War films.
War -- Feature.
Added Author Aichholzer, Josef, 1950-
Bohlmann, Nina.
Schröder, Babette.
Ruzowitzky, Stefan.
Markovics, Karl, 1963-
Diehl, August, 1976-
Striesow, Devid, 1973-
Baumer, Marie, 1969-
Brambach, Martin, 1967-
Chaplin, Dolores.
Burger, Adolf, 1917-2016. Ďáblova dílna.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Aichholzer Filmproduktion.
Magnolia Filmproduktion (Firm)
Studio Babelsberg.
Babelsberg International Filmproduktion.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Österreichischer Rundfunk.
Österreichisches Filminstitut.
Filmfonds Wien.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Filmförderungsanstalt (Germany)
Filmförderung Hamburg (Firm)
FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film.
Land Oberösterreich.
Land Niederösterreich.
Added Title Counterfeiters
ISBN 1424898927
Standard No. 043396239203
Music No. 23920 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment