This is one of the best German movie I have ever seen. Not mentioning Rainer Werner Fassbinder cause he is far from comparable. He is like a god of making movie so let's put him apart from being compared.
This movie is about this guy who is famous for forging fake money, passport, and checks of all kind.
The is a Jew born in Russia and during the Nazi period, the Nazi heppens to arrest him and put him in a camp for jews.
But the place where he was in was far from other jews. It was luxurious and full of plenty of stuff.
Although some of the nazi's treat them bad, the top officer who happens to be the one who arrested him treated him decently.
There he forged different kinds of moneys, checks to back up nazi for war budget. The German's are having hard time to having war and they did need money.
The movie was extremely well made.
The acting of Tim Breyvogei and all the others are so well done and even after the show, I still remembered their faces clearly. They were so lovable.
The young guy who end of being sick and died by nazi who shot him to kill, the guy who's wife is in Auschwitz, I think it was, wanted to conqure them and rull over the camp, and others.
And I shoul never forget about the beautiful exotic music by Hugo Díaz along with harmonica tunes it was just so great to hear.
If you think this is just another movie like <Schendler's List>, you are totally wrong. This movie is far from it and in some way it is way better. The movie never pushed us to feel what they felt like Shendler's List did. You know Spielberg.
The director already made a lot of good movies by the time he made this one and you can feel it by watching this film.
There seems no weakness in this movie at all to me and that's why at the beginning this is one of the best German movie I've seen so far.