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Clip of the Week: Best Foreign Picture Says “Suck It, Nazis”

The Counterfeiters, the Austrian film based on the true story of Jews forced to work as counterfeiters in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, took the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night. In his acceptance speech, director Stefan Ruzowitzky said, "There … Read More

By / February 26, 2008

The Counterfeiters, the Austrian film based on the true story of Jews forced to work as counterfeiters in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, took the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night.

In his acceptance speech, director Stefan Ruzowitzky said, "There have been some great Austrian filmmakers working here, thinking of Billy Wilder, Fred Zinnemann, Otto Preminger. Most of them had to leave my country because of the Nazis, so it sort of makes sense that the first Austrian movie to win an Oscar is about the Nazis' crimes." So suck it, Nazis.

Now go see the film, which opened in New York and LA on Friday. Here's the trailer: