The Forger

Mon 22 Jan

Berlin, 1942. A young Jewish man, Cioma Schönhaus, refuses to let the Nazis take away his love of 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 to escape deportation. Thanks to his knack for creating new identities, he dares to venture out of hiding and navigates around the authorities with inventiveness and charm. He and his friends Det and Gerda are hiding in plain sight. Cioma even catches a fragile glimpse of love in seemingly hopeless times. But the more lives the trio saves, the more the noose is tightening around them. The Forger is based on a true story.

The Forger is shown as part of the film festival Fokus, Films from Germany, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Glasgow.

in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Glasgow