The Counterfeiters tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch, a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin's "King of the Counterfeiters." However, his life of women and easy money is cut short when he's arrested...
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Bleak, mature film about WWII concentration camp.
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Fresh: Based on a real-life Nazi operation, the film is a tense drama with performances that elevate the movie to the front rank of films set in concentration camps.
- Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Fresh: Is this the last word on the Holocaust? No. But nothing is. And nothing ever should be.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, March 14, 2008
Rotten: THE COUNTERFEITERS is an accurate procedural, just not a very engrossing or moving film.
- Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Counterfeiters is a fictionalized do-or-die tale of survival by a group of talented counterfeiters set World War II Nazi concentration camp. Bold, brave, and provocative new perspective on Operation Bernhard and its role in the Holocaust. Credible cast and performances. A deserving 2007 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film winner.
- fb1216165431, Saturday, September 10, 2011
It may be hard to some to dare say negative things about a movie with such a delicate storyline, but The Counterfeiters has really nothing extraordinary to it and I now seem to be the only one to say it is a terribly overrated movie. The direction, which gives a TV look to the film (it was a great thing for The Pianist; here, it is only making it look cheap), is unfortunately very unsensitive while strong emotions should be what you'd find in a movie that is supposed to be inspiring. While it failed to inspire anything in me, it did manage to protray the horror of the Holocaust but never came close to other great films of the genre. Its qualities are never enough considerable to overcome its tactless and cold portrayal of a journey that was supposed to feel inspiring.
- emilebond007, Thursday, August 4, 2011
holocaust films are always so interesting and powerful to me, while also being by far the most depressing to me as well. this is a great film and very deserving of its oscar for best foreign language film, but it is incredibly sad all the same. to see that real people suffered such a fate is always disturbing. wonderful film covering an angle of WW2 that many havent heard about.
- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, August 12, 2008