A counterfeiter is transferred from an Austrian jail to a German concentration camp during the Second World War. He is eventually ordered to produce vast quantities of fake American currency to undermine the Allied economies and threatened with grim consequences if he fails. The Oscar-winning film The Counterfeiters is based on a true story and has a 78 percent rating at Metacritic.
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Alex's mother, an ardent Communist, falls into a coma just before the fall of the Berlin Wall and doesn't regain consciousness for several months. To avoid what could be a fatal shock to her system, he and his friends engage in an increasingly elaborate ruse to keep her believing that East Germany still exists. Good Bye Lenin! is a film by Wolfgang Becker and has a 90 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Desperate to escape Nazi Germany, a lawyer takes a job managing a farm in Kenya. His wife struggles under the spartan conditions of rural life, but a new world opens up for their young daughter. Based on a true story, the Oscar-winning film Nowhere in Africa has an 86 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
In the late 1930s, two Hungarians write a very sad song that becomes an international hit. Unfortunately, their music is blamed for encouraging a string of suicides; to make matters worse, they realize they're in love with the same woman, and the Nazis are beginning to infiltrate Budapest. A film by Rolf Schubel, Gloomy Sunday has an 84 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A young woman in medieval Germany has unearthly visions and wishes to devote her life to God. When she tries to establish her own monastery, she finds she has friends and enemies in unexpected places. Based on the life of the twelfth-century mystic and composer Hildegard Von Bingen, Vision is a film by Margarethe Von Trotta and has an 85 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A Mossad agent is ordered to assassinate a Nazi war criminal thought to be in hiding somewhere in Berlin. In order to carry out his mission, he has to overcome an unusual set of obstacles. Nominated for a number of awards, Walk on Water is a film by New York-born Israeli director Eytan Fox and has a 65 percent rating at Metacritic.