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The Counterfeiters (also know as Die Fälscher) full movie is released on Apr 18, 2008. Watch The Counterfeiters online - the German Crime movie from Austria , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $18,814,713. The Counterfeiters is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and created by Adolf Burger with Karl Markovics and August Diehl. The Counterfeiters is available online on Amazon Video and Vudu.

The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Bernhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones.

As know as:

Die Fälscher, Dáblova dílna, Фалшификаторите, Os Falsários, Falskmyntnerne i Sachsenhausen

Release Date:

Feb 22, 2008

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 05, 2008


Austria, Germany


German, Russian, English, Hebrew

Stream Service:

Sony Pictures Classics

Production Companies:

Magnolia Filmproduktion, Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema

Official Site:

Official site

Gross worldwide:



It takes a clever man to make money, it takes a genius to stay alive, A genius con artist put to work by the Nazis. A survivor's tale you've never seen before.


David Ansen
It's details like that-too bizarre not to be true-that give "The Counterfeiters" its bitter wallop. It's an astonishing tale of cunning, compromise and survival.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 06, 2018
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
As writer-director Stefan Ruzowitzky shows, powerfully, affectingly, in The Counterfeiters, the privileges experienced by this small team of Jews and criminals came at a price.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 18, 2008
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
The winner of this year's Oscar for best foreign-language film puts devils, as well as angels, on the head of the pin.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 08, 2008

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