My review of The Counterfeiters [on Blu-ray Disc] is online over at Filmfreakcentral.net.
Holocaust survivor’s yarn told with a certain playfulness and no lack
of moral consideration, but it is not really a concentration-camp
movie; mostly, it feels like a prison caper yarn that happens to take
place in Sachsenhausen. The film’s weight comes from the things we know
about but cannot see within the frame: those haunting images of
emaciated Jews, the walking-dead stares of the prisoners consigned to
the gas chambers and crematoria, the tragedy of systematic genocide.