What We’re Watching – The Counterfeiters (2007)
We continue our series on WWII films with a movie we will be screening at the Museum on Thursday, May 23, The Counterfeiters.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Film Screening – The Counterfeiters (2007)
The Solomon Victory Theater
Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936.
Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. Arrested and imprisoned, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Bernhard.
Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones.
Free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 229.