Keswick Film Club - The Counterfeiters

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Sunday 27th January 5:00 PM

The Counterfeiters 

Director: Stefan Ruzowiitzky Country: Austria/Germany
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 99 mins Language: Subtitles

Audience Reaction

Score: 90.12% Attendance: 129




The moral quandary of collaboration - fight for what you believe in and face certain death, or co-operate with the enemy to save your own skin - is the crux of this taut drama which tells the true story of a group of imprisoned artists, financiers and swindlers secretly assembled in a concentration camp to forge millions of pound and dollar notes to support the German war effort.

Ruzowitzky's film is gripping, in the manner of a tense thriller, yet the director highlights the horrors of war with remarkable subtlety, and he digs deeply into questions related to choice, survival and martyrdom with great clarity.


open_quote Challenging and thought-provoking, Austria's nomination for next year's Best Foreign Film Oscar - and on this evidence it deserves to win close_quote BBCi

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