21-year-old Cioma Schönhaus won’t let anyone take away his zest for life, especially not the Nazis. He wants to discover life, but has the misfortune of living as a Jewish person in Berlin in the 1940s. Since the best hiding spots are in plain sight, Cioma decides to go out into the light to escape deportation. Using the identity of a marine officer he created for himself, he throws himself into the city’s nightlife and even finds a fragile hope for love during the darkest moments of the war. Throughout the day he forges IDs with just a brush, some ink and a steady hand – and saves the lives of many others. His talent puts him in more and more danger, though, and at some point Cioma’s only hope to survive is a last forged ID – with his own name on it.
The Forger is a biographical drama based on the life of Cioma Schönhaus, a Jewish graphic artist who forged documents to help hundreds of people escape the Nazis during World War II. The film follows his daring exploits as he evades capture, falls in love, and enjoys life despite the horrors around him. Louis Hofmann delivers a captivating performance as Cioma, portraying him as a charismatic, witty, and resourceful hero who never loses his zest for life. The film also features a strong supporting cast, including Luna Wedler as Cioma’s love interest Lilo, and Jonathan Berlin as his friend and fellow forger Fritz.
The film is directed and written by Maggie Peren, who skillfully balances the tone between suspense, humor, romance, and tragedy. The film does not shy away from showing the brutality of the Nazi regime, but also highlights the resilience and courage of those who resisted it. The film also captures the atmosphere of Berlin in the 1940s, with its vibrant nightlife, cultural diversity, and artistic flair.
The Forger is a compelling and inspiring story that celebrates the power of art, love, and humanity in the face of evil. It is a tribute to Cioma Schönhaus and all those who risked their lives to save others during one of history’s darkest periods.
Director: Maggie Peren
Writers: Maggie Peren, Cioma Schönhaus
Stars: Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler
Countries of origin: Germany, Luxembourg
Also known as: The Forger
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 2.85 GiB
Duration : 1 h 56 min
Overall bit rate : 3 509 kb/s
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