Die Fälscher (2007)

The Counterfeiters is another holocaust film. It won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and thoroughly deserved it. 

A master counterfeiter is imprisoned in Nazi Germany and put into a concentration camp during the war. Along with other Jewish prisoners who have expertise in printing and bank notes, he is conscripted by the German army to produce foreign currency to fund the war and as a weapon against other countries by generating inflation. The dynamics within this small team of counterfeiters is the focus of the film as they work for their tormentors for an end they despise while at the same time doing so in order to survive.

The lead actor, Karl Markovics, deserves a nod for his stoic performance as one who can not lose as everyone around his loses.

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