Oscar-Winning ‘The Counterfeiters’ a Bravely Told Gem From Depths of Nazi Germany

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CHICAGO – “The Counterfeiters” is a historical gem bravely told from the depths of Nazi Germany. An opening scene of a dismal sea sets the tone of Stefan Ruzowitzky’s historical jewel with a sense of despair that raises curiosity to the physical level.

Based on a true story and scripted from the novel “The Devil’s Workshop” by Adolf Burger, the film exposes the untold tale of Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch and a group of concentration camp inmates as they struggle with the principles of survival.

The film begins in Monte Carlo with Sally – played by Karl Markovics – experiencing the royalties of high-stakes gambling. After a night of glitz and glamour, he goes to bed with a beautiful woman who quickly discovers his concentration camp tattoo. This propels the audience into Sally’s darkest memories.

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The Counterfeiters
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