The Forger


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Mar 24, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Mar 25, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Mar 26, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Mar 28, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Mar 29, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Mar 30, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:116 minutes
Production Country:Germany, Luxembourg
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maggie Peren
Cast:Louis Hofmann
Jonathan Berlin
Luna Wedler


Based on a true story of bravery in the face of evil, “The Forger” stars Louis Hofmann as an audacious young man who poses as a marine officer and forges documents to help fellow Jews escape Nazi Germany.

Berlin, 1942. Cioma Schönhaus is a young Jewish man who won't let anyone take away his zest for life, especially not the Nazis. Since the best hiding spots are in plain sight, Cioma audaciously adopts the identity of a marine officer to escape being deported like his family before him.

Drawing on his art school background, he joins a network of underground rescuers and becomes infamous for his masterfully forged IDs – created with just a brush, some ink, and a steady hand – that save the lives of hundreds of Jews by allowing them to escape the country.

Meanwhile, he throws himself into the city's nightlife and even finds a fragile hope for love during the darkest moments of the war. His talent and propensity for boldness puts him in more and more danger, however, until his only chance of survival is one last forged document – with his own name on it.

"Celebrates the exuberant life force of a resourceful chameleon who refuses to play the victim.” – Lee Marshall, Screen International

"One of the top five films at the Berlin Film Festival." – Vogue

"The true story of a young German Jew who forged no less than 300 false identity documents and saved the lives of hundreds of people." – Séquences