REVIEW FOR THE COUNTERFEITERS - GERMAN FILM BY STEFAN RUZOWITZK
Creaking Projectors is screening a German film "The Counterfeiters" (German: Die Falscher) at the Syn, Taj Deccan, on 12th December.
A 2007 film written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, the film stars Karl Markovics, August Diehl and Devid Striesow.
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history set up by the Nazis in 1936. It fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by the Nazis during the Second World War to destabilize Great Britain by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England bank notes. The film centres on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
The film is based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger, a Jewish Slovak typographer, who was imprisoned in 1942 for forging baptismal certificates to save Jews from deportation. He later interned at Sachsenhausen to work on Operation Bernhard. Ruzowitsky consulted closely with Burger through almost every stage of the writing and production of the film.
The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
Entry tickets are priced at Rs. 100 per head. Please contact 6666-3939 for further details.