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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 15, April 13, 2008, Article 23

MOVIE REVIEW BY LARRY GAYE: THE COUNTERFEITERS

Larry Gaye writes: 'Movies with numismatic themes are always
targets for us purists.  I saw 'The Counterfeiters' last week.
It is an excellent movie about Operation Bernhard, the Nazi
plot to destabilize the British Pound and later the US Dollar
by counterfeiting Pounds and Dollars using mostly Jewish
'experts.'

'I have several Bernhard notes as well as a real five pounder
in my collection and own the book written about them.  The
key to the movie is that it provided faces and feelings to the
story.  It is well worth the trip to the theatre to see the
movie.  Are there numismatic errors?  Of course but the trip
is worth the ticket price.  Go see it!'

[We've been following the making and release of this film for
a while, but Larry's the first E-Sylum reader to report seeing
it.  Since it's in German with English subtitles, it's more
likely to be found in big city art houses than suburban
multiplexes.  I'm glad to hear it's worth making the effort
to find it.  -Editor]

 OPERATION BERNHARD FILM RELEASE: THE COUNTERFEITERS
 esylum_v10n40a16.html

 FILM REVIEW: THE COUNTERFEITERS
 esylum_v11n07a29.html

 NEW YORK TIMES MOVIE REVIEW: THE COUNTERFEITERS
 esylum_v11n08a41.html

 MOVIE REVIEWS: THE COUNTERFEITERS
 esylum_v11n09a29.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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