Die Fälscher | The Counterfeiters

DIRECTOR: Stefan Ruzowitzky
CAST: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow
NC 16 | 2007 | 98 minutes | German with English subtitles

25 May 2023



This tells the true story of a master criminal. Salomon Sorowitsch, counterfeiter extraordinaire was captured by the Nazis in 1944. He agreed to help them in an organized counterfeiting operation set up to finance the war effort that led to “Operation Bernhard.” Prisoners were brought from other camps to implement this Operation and soon professional printers, fastidious bank officials and simple craftsmen became members of the top-secret counterfeiter crew. They had a choice: If they cooperated, they had a chance to survive in a golden cage or else face death. This award-winning film is based on the 1983 Czech-language memoir Komando padělatelů (The Commando of Counterfeiters) by Adolf Burger.


Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2007)
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