by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Monte Carlo during World War II. Salomon Sorowitsch, king of fraudsters in a world of gamblers, gigolos and easy women, is forced by the Nazis to use his counterfeiting talents on the trading floor, caught up in a war in which he is destined to perish. Like other Jews recruited in the concentration camps to use their skill for producing counterfeit money, he escaped the worst treatment meted out to other prisoners but was still unsure if he would come out alive.
Based on Adolf Burger’s memoirs of the Nazi period.