I tried a dozen times to review the film but could not find the right words. It has most of the tension of a prison movie but not as much tension as a standard holocaust story. But what is most difficult for me to explain is the character development--it's good but its as if there are 12 different short movies that interact instead of characters. It is worth a watch though.
The Counterfeiters tells the story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), a professional criminal, a master counterfeiter and a Jew. He winds up in a brutal Nazi labor camp because of all three. Sally also is a survivor. He's not idealistic about Judaism, he knows how prisons work and how to survive. His goal is simple: Do whatever it takes to stay alive and try to use every bit of guile and opportunism he has to get more food and to escape the work designed to kill … more