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Seth
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« on: March 14, 2008, 01:51:43 am »

Last night I saw Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters), a 2007 German movie based on the true story of Operation Bernhard, the world's largest ever counterfeiting operation.  It was Nazi Germany's plan to produce and circulate forged Allied hard currencies in attempt to destabilize the Allies' economies.

I highly recommend it.  The scope of the counterfeiting operation was amazing.  Any of you would appreciate the film for this reason alone.  But the crux of the film was that the experts doing the counterfeiting were all Jewish prisoners at Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

If you live close to a theatre that plays foreign films, go and see if it is playing.

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 06:55:15 pm »

..... It was Nazi Germany's plan to produce and circulate forged Allied hard currencies in attempt to destabilize the Allies' economies. ..... The scope of the counterfeiting operation was amazing.

These were first-class counterfeits in the German tradition of technological excellence. There's a good reference book available which allows you to determine whether the notes in your collection are genuine or fake.

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 11:59:20 am »

They also went into the prisons and looked for the best counterfeiters of the time and used the best machines.
Some of those notes are still around too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 10:54:25 pm »

Was the movie in German and just sub titled in English or was the movie dubbed into English? I would like to see it, I have been told that there is one that was translated into English??

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 12:38:13 am »

It was in English, with some pieces in German with English subtitles.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 01:45:24 pm »

It was in English, with some pieces in German with English subtitles.

You must have seen a dubbed version, different from what I saw.  The whole movie was in German, with some characters speaking Russian and some speaking Hebrew.  Subtitles were all in English.

Correction to my original post:  It is actually an Austrian film.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 12:01:22 am »

In regards to this movie, does anyone have a copy of it in DVD that they want to sell or does anyone have it that they would consider lending it to me to view?  I don't know if there is a English one and a foreign one but if there is I would like the English one!! Of course hey! "lol"  So if you can help me out please email me!  Thanks :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 02:49:33 am »

Bugsy,

There are lots on eBay right now.

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 01:24:35 am »

Thanks Seth:

I will have to check them out!  I could only find foreign copies before, and they won't work in our DVD players but I have been hearing that there is some USA ones now available!


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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2009, 09:25:59 am »

ANYDVD software will remove all region codes, and play any movie anywhere.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 08:41:09 pm »

As a guy making a living doing video conversions, I can tell you that region codes are not the only problem. DVDs must still be formatted as either NTSC or PAL so that they can output to the appropriate TV (which do not do any conversion). You may be able to watch a PAL DVD on your computer's DVD player though.

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