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Year: 2007
Original Title: Die Fäslcher
Length: 98 minutes
Genre: Drama, Crime, War
Studios: Wanda Films
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 12 2007

United States: February 02 2008

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Ranking: 6,718 out of 14,838 movies (up 1907)

7,7

7.7 by 13 users

Plot

It was the biggest counterfeit money scam of all times. Over 130 million pound sterling were printed, under conditions that couldn't have been more tragic or spectacular. During the last years of the war, as the German Reich saw that the end was near, the authorities decided to produce their own banknotes in the currencies of their major war enemies. They hoped to use the duds to flood the enemy economy and fill the empty war coffers. At the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, two barracks were separated from the rest of the camp and the outside world, and transformed into a fully equipped counterfeiters workshop. "Operation Bernhard" was born. Prisoners were brought to Sachsenhausen from other camps to implement the plan: professional printers, fastidious bank officials and simple craftsmen all became members of the top-secret counterfeiter commando. They had the choice: if they cooperated with the enemy, they had a chance to survive, as first-class prisoners in a "golden cage" with enough to eat and a bed to sleep in. If they sabotaged the operation, a sure death awaited them. For The Counterfeiters, it was not only a question of saving their own lives, but also about saving their conscience as well... Hide full plot... Show full plot

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