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The Resource Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)

Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)

Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters
Title
Die Fälscher
Title remainder
The counterfeiters
Statement of responsibility
a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Title variation
Counterfeiters
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 2008: Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. German Film Awards, 2007: Film Award in Gold - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Devid Striesow)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Benedict Neuenfels ; editor, Britta Nahler ; composer, Marius Ruhland ; script, Iris Steiner
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language ; interview with real-life counterfeiter Adolf Burger, Karl Markovics and director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Language note
German or dubbed French dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Some special features are subtitled in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.F3573 2008
PerformerNote
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stübner, August Zirner, Marie Bäumer, Dolores Chaplin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1975-
  • 1963-
  • 1976-
  • 1973-
  • 1967-
  • 1969-
  • 1966-
  • 1917-2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ruzowitzky, Stefan
  • Aichholzer, Josef
  • Bohlmann, Nina
  • Schröder, Babette
  • Ruhland, Marius
  • Markovics, Karl
  • Diehl, August
  • Striesow, Devid
  • Brambach, Martin
  • Bäumer, Marie
  • Chaplin, Dolores
  • Neuenfels, Benedict
  • Burger, Adolf
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • Babelsberg International Filmproduktion
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
  • Aichholzer Filmproduktion
  • Magnolia Filmproduktion (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mauthausen (Concentration camp)
  • Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Counterfeiters
  • Jewish men
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Forced labor
  • Operation Bernhard, Germany, 1940-1945
  • Feature films
  • Biographical films
  • Foreign films
  • Historical films
  • Motion pictures, German
  • War films
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Holocausto judío (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; the making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's historical artifacts ; Q&A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227379029
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9781424898923
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
043396239203
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
23920
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)227379029
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die Fälscher : The counterfeiters, a Sony Pictures Classics release, a production of Aichholzer Filmproduktion and Magnolia Filmproduktion in association with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures/Babelsberg Film and ZDF ; producers, Josef Aichholzer, Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schröder ; written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Des Teufels Werkstatt" by Adolf Burger
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: optional commentary with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; the making of Counterfeiters ; interviews ; Adolf Burger's historical artifacts ; Q&A with director Stefan Ruzowitzky ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227379029
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9781424898923
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
043396239203
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
23920
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)227379029
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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