The Counterfeiters (2007)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, History


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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.


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  • Karl Markovics in The Counterfeiters (2007)
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30 December 2007 | intelearts
7
| Seeing this created my own moral dilemma
I came away with a moral dilemma of my own: though "The Counterfeiters" is excellent in places in others it is not.

The true story of Operation Bernhard and the printing of millions of pounds is a fascinating story. The direction, acting, and script are excellent. But my problem was one that for me was a real shock: I was not as moved by the film as I had hoped or wanted to be.

Dealing with the most singular piece of evil devised by man - genocide, especially in the concentration camps is never an easy subject, and perhaps the fact that it is not overplayed is a bonus - however, I came away admiring the film and its performances but left curiously unmoved by the overall tone of the piece.

Perhaps that's the point of the moral dichotomy (Make money, help the Nazis, don't make money, lose your lives but shorten the war) that is does not scream but rather affects us quietly.

Overall, definitely watchable. But misses greatness.

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Release Date:

18 April 2008

Language

German, Russian, English, Hebrew


Country of Origin

Austria, Germany

Filming Locations

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,514 24 February 2008

Gross USA:

$5,488,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,814,713

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