Counterfeiters: Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

The 2007 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Counterfeiters, is released on DVD and Blu-ray High-Def by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 5, 2008.
The Counterfeiters
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Written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Inheritors,” “All The Queen’s Men”), “The Counterfeiters” was an official selection of the 2007 Telluride Film Festival, the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and the 2007 Toronto Film Festival.

This Austrian-German drama fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by Nazi Germany during World War II to destabilize the UK by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes.

The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon ‘Sally’ Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

The film is based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger, a Jewish Slovak typographer who was imprisoned in 1942 for forging baptismal certificates to save Jews from deportation, and was later interned at Sachsenhausen to work on Operation Bernhard.

Ruzowitsky consulted closely with Burger throughout the writing and production processes.

The film won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Award.

This Sony Pictures Classics film will be available for an SLP of $38.96 for Blu-ray High-Def and $28.96 for DVD. Special features on the DVD and Blu-ray will include a director’s commentary, cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes featurettes.

DVD and BLU-RAY Bonus Features:

Commentary with Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Making of ‘The Counterfeiters’ Featurette
Adolf Burger’s Artifacts Featurette
Q & A with Stefan Ruzowitzky
Interviews with director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Interview with real-life counterfeiter and Holocaust survivor Adolf Burger
Interview with actor Karl Markovics
Deleted Scenes
Rehearsal Footage


Salomon Sorowitsch: Karl Markovics
Adolf Burger: August Diehl
Friedrich Herzog: David Striesow
Holst: Martin Brambach
Red-Haired Woman: Dolores Chaplin
Dr. Klinger: August Zirner
Aglaia: Marie Baumer
Atze: Veit Stuebner
Kolya: Sebastian Urzendowsky
Zilinsky: Andreas Schmidt


Producers: Josef Aichholzer Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schroeder
Writer/Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Camera: Benedict Neuenfels
Editor: Britta Nahler
Music: Marius Ruhland
Production Designer: Isidor Wimmer
Costume Designer: Nicole Fischnaller
Sound: Torsten Heinemann