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GER22 The Forger

CTC 116 MIN
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Synopsis

Berlin, 1942. A young Jewish man, Cioma Schönhaus (rising star Louis Hofmann, Dark, Land of Mine), refuses to let the Nazis take away his zest for life. When he discovers his talent for forging documents – especially passports – he sees this as the ideal way to help not only himself but also others escape deportation.

Thanks to his knack for creating new identities, he dares to venture out, hiding in plain sight and navigating around the authorities with inventiveness and charm. He throws himself into the city's nightlife with his friends Det (Jonathan Berlin, Summer of 44) and Gerda (Luna Wedler), and even catches a fragile glimpse of love in seemingly hopeless times. But the more lives the trio saves, the more the noose tightens around them.

Directed and written by Maggie Peren, The Forger is based on the true story Samson “Cioma” Schönhaus, a Jewish graphic artist who forged documents to help others escape the Nazis. In this illuminating drama, Hofmann embodies Schönhaus’ indomitable optimism and determination, even in the darkest moments, to focus on the light.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Berlin International Film Festival 2022 

Reviews

"Louis Hoffman embodies his character with a verve that smashes the screen."

- SÉQUENCES - LA REVUE DE CINÉMA


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 24th May

Duration

116 min

Rating

CTC

Cast

Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler, Nina Gummich

Director

Maggie Peren

Genre

Film Festival

Language

German with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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