The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there 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 Bernhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany’s allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to… Written by Sony Pictures Classics
|Cast:||Andreas Schmidt, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, August Diehl, August Zirner, Devid Striesow, Dolores Chaplin, Karl Markovics, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Marie Bäumer, Martin Brambach, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Tilo Prückner, Veit Stübner|
|Director:||Iris Steiner, Stefan Ruzowitzky|
|Language:||English, Deutsch, עִבְרִית, Pусский|