The 2007 Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Counterfeiters will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 5, 2008. 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 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.
The Counterfeiters tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin’s “King of the Counterfeiters.” However, his life of women and easy money is cut short when he’s arrested and placed in a Nazi concentration camp. With the German army on the verge of bankruptcy, Sorowitsch makes a sobering deal with his captors: in exchange for a comfortable bed, good food and fair treatment, Sorowitsch, along with the other hand-picked specialists, must counterfeit bank notes to fund the Nazi war effort. If he does as they say, he lives another day. If he rebels, he faces the same fate as the rest of the camp’s prisoners. But if he lives, will he be able to live with himself?
DVD AND BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
• 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
• Interview with actor Karl Markovics
• Deleted Scenes
• Rehearsal Footage
The Counterfeiters was written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky,
based on the book, “The Devil’s Workshop” by Adolf Burger. With Karl
Markovics, August Diehl and Devid Striesow.
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