Superb, striking directorial debut from actor Karl Markovics.
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL: Breathing (Atmen) is set in a Vienna that looks like death warmed up. All the colours have been timed so that, in this vision of contemporary German life, there exists no bright highlights. The weather outlook seems always...
Mountain climbing saga fails to reach its peak.
FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS: For sheer spectacle, nerve-tingling tension and breathless excitement, Nanga Parbat doesn’t scale the heights of the two most outstanding mountain climbing sagas of recent years, North Face and the drama-documentary...
Elegantly shot and constructed, with a fine central performance by Karl Markovics, The Counterfeiters entertains while also asking big, divisive moral questions, and is a well deserved Oscar winner.
'You Jews. Tricks and fakeries. It’s what you’re good at." Stefan Ruzowitzky’s The Counterfeiters is not for the faint of heart. Austria’s Oscar winning war-thriller has an unwavering devotion to a clear voice, which excites and disgusts in equal...
The new Austrian film The Counterfeiters, won “Best foreign language film” at this year's Academy Awards and is a stunning piece of cinema… It's based on the true story of “Operation Bernhard”: which was set up by the Nazi's in 1942 and was the l...