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The Resource Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)

Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)

Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters
Title
Die Fälscher
Title remainder
The counterfeiters
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Title variation
Counterfeiters
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
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
Related
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 2008: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; script, Iris Steiner
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language
Language note
German or dubbed French dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Some special features are subtitled in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.F67
LC item number
F37 2008
PerformerNote
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stübner, August Zirner, Marie Bäumer, Dolores Chaplin
Runtime
99
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger
  • Originally produced in 2006
  • Special features : Optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; The making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's artifacts ; Q & A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer
  • Publisher no.: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 23920
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
227379029
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 minutes)
Isbn
9781424898923
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396239203
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
23920
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)227379029
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, Sony Pictures Classics ; Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von ORF ; Österreichisches Filminstitut ; Filmfonds Wien ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ; Filmförderungsanstalt ; FilmFörderungs Hamburg ; FilmFinanzierungsFonds Hessen-Invest Film ; Land Oberösterreich ; Land Niederösterreich ; in koproduktion mit Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film und ZDF ; eine Produktion von Aichholzer Filmproduktion und Magnolia Filmproduktion ; ein film von Stefan Ruzowitzky ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger
  • Originally produced in 2006
  • Special features : Optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; The making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's artifacts ; Q & A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer
  • Publisher no.: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 23920
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
227379029
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 minutes)
Isbn
9781424898923
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396239203
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
23920
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)227379029
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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