Jakob the Liar

Release Date:
Sep 24, 1999
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Running Time:
1:54
Genre:
Comedy Drama
Director:
Peter Kassovitz
Cast:
Robin Williams Jakob Heym/Narrator
Alan Arkin Max Frankfurter
Bob Balaban Kowalsky
Hannah Taylor-Gordon Lina
Michael Jeter Avron
Armin Mueller-Stahl Kirschbaum
Liev Schreiber Mischa
Nina Siemaszko Rosa
Mathieu Kassovitz Herschel
Justus von Dohnányi Preuss
Mark Margolis Fajngold
Gregg Bello Blumenthal
Producers:
Robin Williams , Marsha Garces Williams
Writers:
Peter Kassovitz, Jurek Becker, Didier Decoin
Language:
English

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Jakob the Liar

In 1944, Jewish shop owner Jakob overhears a radio broadcast on the movements of the Soviet army while he is shuttled to Nazi headquarters from the Warsaw, Poland, ghetto where he is imprisoned. Upon his return, he whispers what he's heard to his friend Mischa, and before long the whole ghetto is alive with rumors and hope that the long war will soon end. Determined to keep up their spirits as best he can, Jakob continues to lie with the best of intentions.

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