Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings
With our 57th Season cancelled the Committee
is making weekly recommendations of films to
watch that were screened during the last 20
years which were extremely well received by members and guests.
This week's recommendation
2007, 99 mins.
Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
The film was the 667th film screened by RFS on 2nd November 2010. 'The Counterfeiters' was the second from top ranked film of Season 48, it got an approval mark of 96% from those attending; from season 48 we have also already featured its top ranked film An Education).
Fight for what you believe in and face certain death – or co-operate with the enemy to save your own skin? Such is the dilemma at the heart of Stefan Ruzowitzky's compelling WWII drama about concentration camp Jews who are spared the gas chamber - in exchange for printing fake money for the Nazis. Known as Operation Bernhard, the Nazi scam, which set out to crush the British and US economies with counterfeit cash, succeeded in forging over £130 million before the end of the war.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.
The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and the discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020