The Counterfeiters (Die Falschen)

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Master counterfeiter Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, a Jew without morals, is arrested and sent to Mauthausen concentration camp, where he weasels through by offering his 'artistic' services. After transfer to Sachsenhausen he's given an official alternative: taking 'artistic' charge of a cons teams assigned to produce perfect forgeries of allied banknotes for the Third Reich. Survivor Sally accepts, but conscience matters among the team prove no less dangerous then a sadistic jailer, which only the CO may keep in check."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Sally (Solomon) changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Sally (Solomon), the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Sally (Solomon) prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Sally (Solomon) uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Sally (Solomon) ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Stalling the Counterfeiting

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Present
Overall Story Issue: Attempt vs. Work
Overall Story Problem: Protection
Overall Story Solution: Inaction
Overall Story Symptom: Evaluation
Overall Story Response: Reevaluation
Overall Story Catalyst: Work
Overall Story Inhibitor: Doubt
Overall Story Benchmark: Past
Overall Story Signpost 1: Future
Overall Story Signpost 2: Past
Overall Story Signpost 3: Present
Overall Story Signpost 4: Progress

Main Character Throughline

Sally (Solomon)

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceiving
Main Character Issue: Expediency vs. Need
Main Character Problem: Protection
Main Character Solution: Inaction
Main Character Symptom: Reduction
Main Character Response: Production
Main Character Unique Ability: Permission
Main Character Critical Flaw: Preconditions
Main Character Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 1: Being
Main Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Influence Character Throughline

Berger

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Learning
Influence Character Issue: Analysis vs. Strategy
Influence Character Problem: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Solution: Acceptance
Influence Character Symptom: Evaluation
Influence Character Response: Reevaluation
Influence Character Unique Ability: Prerequisites
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Deficiency
Influence Character Benchmark: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Pragmatist vs. Idealist

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Subconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Doubt vs. Investigation
Relationship Story Problem: Production
Relationship Story Solution: Reduction
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Investigation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attempt
Relationship Story Benchmark: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Present
Overall Story Consequence: Past
Overall Story Cost: Learning
Overall Story Dividend: Conceiving
Overall Story Requirements: Past
Overall Story Prerequisites: Memory
Overall Story Preconditions: Understanding
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conceptualizing

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