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The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky, Austria/Germany, 2007)

Ruzowitsky’s film, austerely shot and scripted with terse wit, grants itself a licence to make art in exchange for entertaining us with a gripping story.
— - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

A fictionalised account of the largest counterfeit operation in history, Operation Bernhard: the Nazi’s secret plan to destroy the British economy by flooding it with forged bank notes. Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, inhabits a morally grey world where principles are pitched against the will to survive. Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.