Another film about eventsfrom the Second World War will use sound stages at Studio Babelsbergonly three months after shooting wrapped on Paul Verhoevens Black Book just before Christmas.
The production centre nearPotsdam willbe host to part of the shoot for Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky's TheCounterfeiter(Der Faelscher)which is based on the true story of Adolf Burger - The Devils Workshop - about a Nazischeme to wreak havoc in the British economy during the war by flooding themarket with counterfeit Poundnotes . Millions of notes wereproducedon a printing press in the Sachsenhausenconcentration camp by 142 inmates including Slovakian Jew Burger withspecialist skills.
The $5m (Euros 4.2m)German-Austrian co-production between Hamburg-based Magnolia Filmproduktion andAichholzerFilmbegins principal photographyfrom March 21 at locations inVienna, Monte Carlo and Studio Babelsberg and willstar leading Austrian actor Karl Markovics (Indien, Kommisar Rex),August Diehl (The Ninth Day) and Devid Striesow (Distant Lights). The film will be distributed in Germany by Falcom Media and in Austria by Filmladen. World sales are being handled by Beta Film.
Ruzowitzky came to international prominence with hisprize-winning drama The Inheritors (Die Siebtelbauern), and for his two horror thrillers Anatomie and Anatomie 2 which were released in Germany byColumbia TriStar and co-produced by its localproduction arm Deutsche Columbia Pictures.