|aThe counterfeiters |h[videorecording] /|cHergestellt mit Unterstutzung von ORF ; Osterreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmforderungsanstalt ; FilmForderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberosterreich ; Land Niederosterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schroder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
|a1 videodisc (94 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger.
|aOriginally produced in 2006.
|aSpecial features : Optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; The making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's artifacts ; Q&A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer.
|aDirector of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; script, Iris Steiner.
|aKarl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stu?bner, August Zirner, Marie Ba?umer, Dolores Chaplin.
|aGermany, 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.
|aMPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
|aDVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
|aGerman or dubbed French dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Some special features are subtitled in English.
|aAcademy 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)
|aBurger, Adolf,|d1917- |tTeufels Werkstatt.
|aMauthausen (Concentration camp)|vDrama.
|aSachsenhausen (Concentration camp)|vDrama.
|aWorld War, 1939-1945|xCounterfeit money|zGermany|vDrama.