Date: 5th February 2014
The Counterfeiters is a 2007 Austrian-German drama film 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.
Written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, it fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by Nazi Germany during the Second World War to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes. The film centres on the Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
The film won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards.
It can be seen on Wednesday, 5 February 2014 at the John Rupert Theatre.
Tickets are available at the door at R20 each.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts promptly at 7pm.