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The Counterfeiters [2007 film]

by Stefan Ruzowitzky (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Adolf Burger (Original book), August Diehl, Karl Markovics, Devid Striesow

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Burger, AdolfOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Diehl, Augustsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Markovics, Karlsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Striesow, Devidsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.… (more)

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