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The Counterfeiters

Issue No. 2093

Set in Germany during the Second World War and based on a true story, the film looks at Operation Bernhard – a Nazi plan to destabilise the Allies by flooding their economies with forged currency.

Jewish prisoner Salomon Sorowitsch escapes death in the camps by helping forge banknotes.

He is caught between a desire to sabotage the Nazi operation, concern for his fellow prisoners and the desire to stay alive.

The film does a brilliant job of showing the painful contradictions Sorowitsch faced, brought about by the horrific situation he was forced into.

The Counterfeiters
Stefan Ruzowitzky
DVD out now, £19.99

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Tue 18 Mar 2008, 19:07 GMT
Issue No. 2093
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