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The counterfeiters / a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Format Video (Blu-ray)
Edition[Blu-ray version].
Publication InfoCulver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Description1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorAichholzer, Josef.
Other author/creatorBohlmann, Nina.
Other author/creatorSchröder, Babette.
Other author/creatorRuzowitzky, Stefan.
Other author/creatorMarkovics, Karl.
Other author/creatorDiehl, August, 1976-
Other author/creatorStriesow, Devid, 1973-
Other author/creatorBäumer, Marie, 1969-
Other author/creatorBrambach, Martin.
Other author/creatorChaplin, Dolores.
Other author/creatorBurger, Adolf, 1917-2016. Teufels Werkstatt. English
Other author/creatorSony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Other author/creatorAichholzer Filmproduktion.
Other author/creatorMagnolia Filmproduktion (Firm)
Other author/creatorStudio Babelsberg.
Other author/creatorBabelsberg International Filmproduktion.
Other author/creatorZweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Other author/creatorSony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Parallel title Counterfeiters
Abstract Germany, 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.
General noteBlu-ray disc.
General noteBased on the book "The devil's workshop" by Adolf Burger.
General noteOriginally released as a motion picture in 2007.
General noteSpecial features: Commentary with Director Stefan Ruzowitzky. deleted scenes, making-of The Counterfeiters, Adoff Burger's historical artifacts, Q & A with Director Stefan Ruzowitzky, interviews with real-life counterfeiter Adoff Burger, actor Karl Markovics and director Stefan Ruzowitzky.
CreditsDirector of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; costume designer, Nicole Fischnaller ; production designer, Isidor Wimmer.
Cast Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Bäumer, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
Technical detailsThis blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
LanguageGerman or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards noteAcademy Awards, USA, 2007: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
Awards noteGerman Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)
UPC 043396263901
Publisher number26390 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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