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aka DIE FÄLSCHER
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Metrodome Distribution Ltd
UK DVD: Metrodome Distribution Ltd
Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner, Veit Stubner, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Andreas Schmidt, Tilo Pruckner, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Norman Stoffregen, Bernd Raucamp
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Language: German (English subtitles)
USA: 98 min
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and infrequent strong violence
USA Release Date: 22 February 2008
UK Release Date: 12 October 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 17 March 2008
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the biggest counterfeit money scam of all times. Over 130 million pounds sterling of fake currency was printed, under conditions that couldn't have been more tragic or spectacular.
The Counterfeiters tells the story of Salomon Sorowitsch - counterfeiter, bohemian and playboy. Salomon's philandering ways were brought to an abrupt end in Berlin, 1936, when he is caught red-handed working on his most ambitious forgery yet - the Dollar. Then in the dying days of World War II, the Nazi's hatch an audacious plan to save their failing war effort and sink the economies of their enemies.
The Counterfeiters has gone on to be one of the biggest independent movie releases of 2007, and opened to rave reviews by the national critics. Out on DVD from the 17th March with all new exclusive special features, The Counterfeiters is one of the most exciting and compelling DVD releases of 2008.
Making of the Counterfeiters
Interview with Adolf Burger, upon whose memoirs the film is based
Interview with director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Interview with lead actor Karl Markovics
Adolf Burger's artefacts