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Director:
Writers:
Adolf Burger (book)
Stefan Ruzowitzky (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 March 2007 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It takes a clever man to make money, it takes a genius to stay alive See more »
Plot:
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Austria's Oscar contender See more (116 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Karl Markovics ... Sorowitsch

August Diehl ... Burger

Devid Striesow ... Sturmbannführer Herzog
Martin Brambach ... Hauptscharführer Holst
August Zirner ... Dr. Klinger
Veit Stübner ... Atze
Sebastian Urzendowsky ... Kolya
Andreas Schmidt ... Zilinski
Tilo Prückner ... Hahn

Lenn Kudrjawizki ... Loszek
Marian Kalus ... Plappler
Norman Stoffregen ... Abramovic
Bernd Raucamp ... KZ-Insasse Dusche
Gode Benedix ... 1. KZ-Insasse
Oliver Kanter ... 2. KZ-Insasse
Hans Peter Kortenbruck ... 3. KZ Insasse
Dirk Prinz ... SS-Wache
Hille Beseler ... Grete Herzog
Erik Jan Rippmann ... Bankdirektor
Tim Breyvogel ... Agent

Dolores Chaplin ... Mädchen im Casino
Roland Fischer-Briand ... Concierge
Louie Austen ... Pokerspieler
Michael Racinais ... Direktor
Michael Blohn ... Croupier

Marie Bäumer ... Aglaia

Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Hans
Jan Pohl ... Sascha
Lilly Kugler ... Dame
Matthias Lühn ... Ganove (as Matthias Lühne)
Heinz Schubert ... Hehler
Roswitha Straka ... Tänzerin (as Rosi Straka)
Holger Schober ... Unterscharführer
Steve Thiede ... Kapo
Peter Strauß ... SS-Offizier
Bernhard Linke ... Junger Insasse

Werner Daehn ... Rosenthal
Leander Modersohn ... SS-Soldat Zug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Haslinger ... Häftling (uncredited)
Dieter Hilpmann ... Geisel Stein (uncredited)

Directed by
Stefan Ruzowitzky 
 
Writing credits
Adolf Burger (book "The Devil's Workshop")

Stefan Ruzowitzky (screenplay)

Produced by
Josef Aichholzer .... producer
Nina Bohlmann .... producer
Christoph Fisser .... co-producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Babette Schröder .... producer
Caroline von Senden .... co-producer
Charlie Woebcken .... co-producer
Sonja B. Zimmer .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Marius Ruhland 
 
Cinematography by
Benedict Neuenfels 
 
Film Editing by
Britta Nahler 
 
Casting by
Heta Mantscheff 
Lisa Olah 
Markus Schleinzer 
 
Production Design by
Isidor Wimmer 
 
Set Decoration by
Gerhard Krummeich 
Christian Krüger 
Johannes Slapa 
 
Costume Design by
Nicole Fischnaller 
 
Makeup Department
Waldemar Pokromski .... makeup artist
Daniela Skala .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Monika Maruschko .... production manager
Christian Springer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anton Maria Aigner .... first assistant director
Marc de Keller .... second assistant director: Austria
Timon Modersohn .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joshua Black .... painter
Dierk Grahlow .... construction manager
Isidor Wimmer .... set designer
 
Sound Department
David Arnold .... adr recordist
Stephan Fandrych .... adr supervisor
Tobias Fleig .... sound re-recording mixer
Rainer Heesch .... sound designer
Torsten Heinemann .... sound
Udo Hilbert .... foley editor
Tatjana Jakob .... supervising sound editor
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Olaf Mierau .... post-production sound supervisor
Pierre Peters-Arnolds .... dubbing
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Matthias Schwab .... foley
Anja-Corinne Welter .... adr editor
 
Visual Effects by
Joerg Bruemmer .... digital compositor
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects
Markus Degen .... visual effects supervisor
Florian Gellinger .... digital compositor
Claudia Lechen .... digital compositor
Sven Pannicke .... visual effects producer
Christian Pundschus .... visual effects supervisor
Jonathan Weber .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Anton Dyk .... stunts: Austria
Erwin Reichel .... stunt coordinator: Austria
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Boboschewski .... Steadicam operator
Petro Domenigg .... still photographer
Jürgen Olczyk .... still photographer
Marcus Pohlus .... Steadicam operator
Michael Tschager .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Marcel Dykiert .... extras casting assistant
Iris Müller .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pieter Bax .... costume assistant
Barbara Koeppl .... wardrobe: extras
Patricia Schömitz .... costume assistant
Inka Sherman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Wolfgang Fetter .... negative scan & dustbusting
Linda Reif .... assistant editor
Willi Willinger .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ahmed Al-Salamouny .... musician: solo guitar
Ladislav Farkas .... musician: solo piano
Peter Fuchs .... music engineer
Winfried Kraus .... musician: solo piano
Marius Ruhland .... music producer
Marius Ruhland .... orchestrator
Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu .... orchestra
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pierre Barnaud .... location manager: France
Chris Besseling .... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Jorge Bosicovich .... choreographer
Eva Cifrain .... production coordinator
Umut Dag .... production assistant
Katja Hoerstmann .... co-production coordinator
Margaret Metz .... production coordinator
Iris Steiner .... script supervisor
Mirjam Weber .... assistant to co-producer
 
Thanks
Hans Janke .... additional thanks
Olaf Mierau .... additional thanks
Michaela Niemeyer .... additional thanks
Isaak Plappler .... additional thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Fälscher" - Austria (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language
Runtime:
98 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
First Austrian film to win an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Sorowitsch is walking up the stairs at the beach, you see pigeons flying by, but their call is that of seagulls.See more »
Quotes:
Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch:Only by surviving, we can defeat them.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Down By The RiversideSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a book?
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72 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Austria's Oscar contender, 10 February 2008
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

This is the rare - and by that I REALLY mean rare! - case of an Austrian movie being able to bear comparison with international competition. "Die Fälscher" is a well-made and touching movie about the Holocaust and a special division of Jews in a concentration camp that survived by counterfeiting money (or pretending to do so) for the Nazis. Karl Markovics is the shining light of the cast. Who thought that the guy who came to greater popularity by starring in "Kommissar Rex" would end up getting roles like this one and playing them to perfection? August Diehl is good, too, but he comes across as a bit too dramatic at times. The Nazis - and that's the only weakness of Stefan Ruzowitzky's movie - are the way they always are. Ruthless, cruel, craven and at the same time stupid pigs who do everything to humiliate the Jews at any time. Even though, that is probably the way 99% of them really were, it would have been more interesting to get a differentiated view on some of them.

While "Die Fälscher" may not reinvent the wheel, it is a pretty great movie. And although it's typical that Hollywood would pick only a Holocaust-story from Austria as an Oscar contender, it is exciting as hell for a movie from this country to get a nomination. I really hope that Stefan Ruzowitzky will get the award, because his movie deserves it and it could help the Austrian film industry to finally get momentum again.

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