Friday, February 15, 2013

14. The Counterfeiters (2007)

Another film which showcases the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. It still blows my mind that events such as these actually happened.
I wanted to see this film because I had never heard about this part of the war.
It is all about the nazi's Operation Bernhard in which they decided to secretly flood the United Kingdom with counterfeit money in order to destabilize its economy. So they enlisted experienced Jews in the camps to do this. The fact that this movie is based on actual events is amazing.
The acting is unreal. I really enjoyed the way it was filmed and the musical score.
The lead Karl Markovics is great as the professional counterfeiter who has to sacrifice his morals to stay alive. It's not an action packed movie and is slightly drawn out but it held my attention.
If you are interested in World War II history you might find this movie interesting as it lends yet another slant to an already horrific period in history.


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