Release Date : Feb 10, 2007 Wide Genre Movie :Drama
Mpaa Rating : R
Actors :Karl Markovics,August Diehl,Devid Striesow,Martin Brambach,Dolores Chaplin,August Zirner,Marie Bäumer,Veit Stuebner,Sebastian Urzendowsky,Andreas Schmidt,Tilo Prückner,Lenn Kudrjawitzki,Marian Kalus,Norman Stoffregen,Bernd Raucamp,Gode Benedix,Oliver Kanter,Hans Peter Kortenbruck,Dirk Prinz,Hille Beseler
Writer/director Stefan Ruzowitzky explores the moral corrosion of Nazi complicity with this tightly wound adaptation of Adolf Burger's fact-based book The Devil's Workshop. Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) may be a talented artist at heart, but his desire for wealth has driven him to use his creativity for more nefarious means. Arrested by the police inspector Herzog (Devid Striesow) at the onset of World War II, Sorowitsch is sent to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp. It's not long before Salomon's thinly veiled opportunism earns him a relatively comfortable position as the camp's resident sketch artist, and five years later he is mysteriously swept away to Sachsenhausen. Upon arriving at the camp, Sorowitsch discovers that Herzog, now a commandant, is attempting to destabilize the economies of the Allies while simultaneously funding the Nazi war machine by assembling a special team of counterfeit artists to create millions in fraudulent pounds and dollars. As the operation gets under way, Sorowitsch finds the efforts of the team continually undermined by unyieldingly idealistic collotype specialist Adolf Burger (August Diehl). In the months that follow, the team wrestles with their consciences as Axis forces are gradually overwhelmed by Allied might. The Counterfeiters won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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New Review For Movie The CounterfeitersAs writer-director Stefan Ruzowitzky shows, powerfully, affectingly, in The Counterfeiters, the privileges experienced by this small team of Jews and criminals came at a price.
Steven Rea-Philadelphia Inquirer
This dark, absorbing thriller is not just a moral exercise in the awful choices faced by those determined to survive history's worst genocide. It invites us to imagine ourselves in the shoes of a not-quite-lovable rogue.
Roger Moore-Orlando Sentinel
The Counterfeiters, written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, is a morally challenging twist on the long and honorable tradition of forgery movies.
Jonathan F. Richards-Film.com
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
It's impossible not to respond to The Counterfeiters and the haunting questions it raises.
Connie Ogle-Miami Herald
Deft and fascinating handling of a moral quandary in a Nazi concentration camp.
Kirk Honeycutt-Hollywood Reporter
Sally Sorowitsch is the little gangster who outsmarts the big gangsters. What could be more gratifying than that?
Kelly Vance-East Bay Express
2008's Oscar-winning foreign film is unquestionably good, a wholly absorbing and taut drama that is as engaging as it is powerful. But Oscar-worthy? There's room for debate.
It's a true story of the human condition, the Holocaust and history.
Linda Cook-Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
What would you do if your only chance of survival involved aiding the Nazi regime?
Tricia Olszewski-Let's Not Listen
El resultado es notable, tanto como inquietante y hasta quizás incómoda reflexión sobre el instinto de supervivencia del ser humano, y también como pieza cinematográfica.
Enrique Buchichio-Uruguay Total
Ruzowitzky does a fine job of capturing the claustrophia of the setting, as well as conveying the moral complexity of these characters' choices
Dan Jardine-Apollo Guide
Markovics expertly projects every craven instinct and heartfelt yearning of the complex protagonist, making The Counterfeiters an experience as satisfying emotionally as intellectually. [Blu-Ray]
Peter Canavese-Groucho Reviews
A bold study of unbearable moral ambiguity.
THE COUNTERFEITERS is an accurate procedural, just not a very engrossing or moving film.
Austin Kennedy-Sin Magazine
This richly layered allegorical clash between a criminal and a communist, pits the urge for survival despite one's debasement, against defiance, collective rebellion and martyrdom - the very impulses that advance history, but at enormous cost.
Karl Markovics is exceptionally well cast. He's not wildly expressive, but his physicality -- a small frame, a nose that bends northwest due to events we can only imagine -- is enough to carry the film's ambiguities.
Robert Davis-Paste Magazine
The winner of this year's Oscar for best foreign-language film puts devils, as well as angels, on the head of the pin.
Paul Byrnes-Sydney Morning Herald
Skilfully acted, written and directed, The Counterfeiters is a powerful and provocative work.
Leigh Paatsch-Herald Sun (Australia)
This Oscar-winning film ranks as the most unnerving, disturbing, true-life account yet of endurance under Nazi oppression.
Jim Schembri-The Age (Australia)
The heart of the story is the horrible choice of survival, while helping your oppressors, or fighting them with sabotage and risking your life and others.
Lori Hoffman-Atlantic City Weekly
Gripping, but would have more impact if it had been staged -- like Paul Verhoeven's 'Black Book' -- in the straightforward manner of a classic Hollywood suspense film.
John Beifuss-Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Ruzowitzky has some fine performers in the three key roles but there is a hint of unsubtlety in some of the other characters and situations. The obvious is rammed home.
David Stratton-At the Movies (Australia)
This dark arty film also has some entertainment value due to Austrian actor Markovics and his ability to inhabit his complicated character in a convincing way.
Dennis Schwartz-Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rarely has a film set the starkest of basic moral questions in such sharp-edged yet subtle relief. . . . like one of the master forger's brazenly passed-off copies--so bold, unflinching and brilliant that, to any eye, it's flawless.
Brian Gibson-Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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Movie Overview For The CounterfeitersThe film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
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