Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday 4 August - Movie night

11.11pm, Lee and I were watching Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters). It's an amazing true-story German film made in 2007, about a group of men that were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and forced to make fake passports, documents and money. By being skilled at graphics, printing and counterfeiting, they were kept alive and given special privileges so that they could recreate the English Pound and the US Dollar.

The film was made even more poignant by the fact that Lee and I had visited Sachsenhausen just a couple of weeks ago (see here) and saw the actual barracks where the men worked and lived (Barracks 18 and 19). The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008 – with good reason. I won't tell you what happens, but I hugely recommend you watch it (though it's in German with English subtitles, so remember your glasses)!

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