It takes a clever man to make money, it takes a genius to stay alive
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This film won the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2008. Set during World War II, it is the tale of the world's best forger, a Jew of Russian extraction. He is arrested by the Nazis and interned, but as the war started going against Germany, they came up with a plan... They decided to weaken the US and British economies by flooding the market with fake currency. The Russian Jew was just the man to make the money. Offered a take-it-or-die deal, he set to work with a hand-picked team, producing perfect forgeries. However not everyone on his team was happy with the moral problem: by helping the Nazis, they were delaying their own freedom. In German language with English subtitles.
100 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Violence)
Drama, Thriller, War, On the art circuit
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Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner
|Screenplay||Stefan Ruzowitzky, based on the autobiographical book by Adolf Burger|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Magnolia Filmproduktion, Babelsberg Film, Beta Cinema, Filmförderung Hamburg, Josef Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Femsehen|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
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|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||15|
|Die BurgerLaetitia Pople||15|
|Cape TimesNicholas Barber||15|
|BBC (UK)Catherine Chambers ||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|What the People say|
|IMDB8817 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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