Source: Catholic News Service
Absorbing true story about the largest counterfeiting operation in history, as inmates of a German concentration camp are ordered to forge vast amounts of Allied currency to undermine England's and America's war effort, but courageously delay the production of American dollars that might have adversely altered World War II's outcome. Writer-director Stefan Ruzowitzky's frequent use of hand-held camera technique and Marius Ruhland's score add contemporary touches to a suspenseful tale bolstered by good performances including Karl Markovics as the expert criminal forger who's put in charge of the team, and August Diehl as the inmate who repeatedly sabotages the operation with the former's grudging allowance. In German. Subtitles. Some violence including brutal shootings, brief upper female and rear nudity, further brief shower nudity, brief nongraphic sexual encounters, a crass scene of urination, an irreverent joke, a few expletives including the f-word, and racial epithets. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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