Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Counterfeiters

The film is a fictionalized version of Operation Bernhard, a secret Nazi plan to implode the English and US economies by flooding the market with counterfeit notes.

At the center of the tale is Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) who was known as the king of counterfeiters in pre-WWII Germany. When the Nazi machinery starts rolling he finds himself in a concentration camp thanks to his Jewish heritage. But his talents are not forgotten by the Nazis and he finds himself in the 'forgery' section of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Jews who have any kind of talent that will help with counterfeiting are his inmates. Together they became part of largest counterfeiting operation in history. One of the better WWII movies in recent times.

Rating: * * *

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