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The Counterfeiters, 2007

The Counterfeiters
Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Written by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Language:  German, Russian, English, Hebrew
Country:  Austria, Germany
Runtime:  98 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The Counterfeiters can be described as tense, captivating, and uplifting. The plot revolves around forgery, a moral dilemma, and wartime life. The main genres are drama, foreign, and period. In approach, The Counterfeiters is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in a concentration camp. It is located in Europe. The Counterfeiters takes place in the 1930s. It is originally a true story. The movie has received attention for being an Oscar winner.

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Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters... more

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Language: German, Russian, English, Hebrew
Country: Austria, Germany
Release date: 13 March 2008
Runtime: 98 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

August Diehl August Diehl As Adolf Burger
Karl Markovics Karl Markovics As Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch
Devid Striesow Devid Striesow As Sturmbannführer Friedrich Herzog
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Chicago Tribune
Swift and compelling, winner of this year’s Oscar for best foreign-language picture, The Counterfeiters may not be destined for the large international audience that embraced last year’s winner, “The Lives of Others.” But it’s the better,...
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The New Yorker
The Counterfeiters is a testament to guile. Ruzowitzky scored the picture with tangos, and the tangos are meant to be Sally’s music--seductive, insolent, triumphant.
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