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The Counterfeiters - Widescreen

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UPC: 043396239203
Product Condition: New
Formats: DVD
Alternate Title: The Counterfeiter
Complete Title: The Counterfeiters
Synopsis: The true story of Salomon Sorowitsch, counterfeiter extraordinaire and bohemian. After getting arrested in a German concentration camp in 1944, he agrees to help the Nazis in an organized counterfeit operation set up to help finance the war effort. It was the biggest counterfeit money scam of all times. Over 130 million pound sterling were printed, under conditions that couldn''t have been more tragic or spectacular. During the last years of the war, as the German Reich saw that the end was near, the authorities decided to produce their own banknotes in the currencies of their major war enemies. They hoped to use the duds to flood the enemy economy and fill the empty war coffers. At the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, two barracks were separated from the rest of the camp and the outside world, and transformed into a fully equipped counterfeiters workshop. "Operation Bernhard" was born. Prisoners were brought to Sachsenhausen from other camps to implement the plan: professional printers, fastidious bank officials and simple craftsmen all became members of the top-secret counterfeiter commando.
Color: Color
Rating: R
CARA Explanation: some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language
Box Office: 5.4
Runtime: 98
Theatrical Release Date: Feb 21, 2008
Video Release Date: Mar 19, 2012
Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zimer, Marie Baumer, Dolores Chaplin
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genre: Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Original Release: 2008
Animated: Live-Action
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