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WILD STRAWBERRIES: THE COUNTERFEITERS

Director: STEFAN RUZOWITZKY

AUSTRIA-GERMANY • SUBTITLED • COLOUR • DIGITAL VIDEO • 98 MIN


Wild strawberries is our monthly film club for older people. Bookings can be made through the box office (01 679 3477) or by email (wildstrawberries@irishfilm.ie).Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Counterfeiters is based on the true story of a pre-World War II criminal whose cunning and fiery spirit enables him to overcome deadly odds and survive life in Germany’s Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Before the war, Salomon Sorowitsch was one of the world’s most ingenious counterfeiters, until he was finally caught and arrested. Years later, Sorowitsch is recruited to lead an enormous counterfeiting project called Operation Bernhard. He must decide whether or not to save his own life or prevent the nazis from causing further damage on an even grander scale.

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