UTV to show The Counterfeiters on 25 April

MUMBAI: UTV World Movies will show The Counterfeiters on 25 April as part of their ‘film of the month‘ show at 8.30 pm. Based on Operation Bernhard, it is the first Austrian film to win the Academy Awards in 2008 under best foreign film category.

The Counterfeiters defies the conventional treatment of a holocaust film - positioning the lead Jewish character as a pleasure-seeking master criminal who is not shy of helping the Nazis. The Counterfeiters is written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

"The Counterfeiters is not only intellectually-challenging but is also a very entertaining film. Its premiere on air as ‘movie of the month‘ is part of our commitment to bring to the audiences the groundbreaking cinema from around the world," says UTV World Movies creative head Manasi Sapre.

Operation Bernhard was the secret plan set up by the Nazis during World War II to destabilise the UK by flooding its economy with forged currency.

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