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Title Die Fälscher [videorecording] = The counterfeiters / a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

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


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    FAL    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book "The devil's workshop" by Adolf Burger.
Credits Director of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; costume designer, Nicole Fischnaller ; production designer, Isidor Wimmer.
Cast Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Bäumer, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
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.
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)
Subject Mauthausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama.
Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp) -- Drama.
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.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Prisoneros y prisiones -- Alemania -- Teatro.
Holocausto judío (1939-1945) -- Alemania -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, German.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
War films
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- Devil's workshop.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Aichholzer Filmproduktion.
Magnolia Filmproduktion (Firm)
Studio Babelsberg.
Babelsberg International Filmproduktion.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Counterfeiters
ISBN 1424898927
Standard No. 043396239203
Music No. 23920 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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