The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky (2007)

An ambitious Nazi discovers in a concentration camp a man he recognizes from his pre-war job as a police officer: the world’s greatest counterfeiter. Recognizing an opportunity, he puts the man, along with a team of talented printers and engravers culled from the general population of the camp, to work making English pounds and American dollars. Classic conflicts ensue: the counterfeiters eat well and sleep in beds while literally on the other side of the wall people are being murdered. Should the counterfeiters sabotage the Nazi project, salving their consciences but likely losing their lives? Should they do anything they must to stay alive? Small, but effectively claustrophobic film based on true events.

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