Jakob The Liar (1999)
poster Jakob The Liar
IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (14277 votes)

Country:France, 120 minutes

Spoken Languages:English

Genre(s):Drama, War

Director(s):Peter Kassovitz

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 705

Storyline:
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto. Jakob uses the chance to spread hope throughout the ghetto by continuing to tell favorable tales of information from "his secret radio." Jakob, however, has a real secret in that he is hiding a young Jewish girl who escaped from a camp transport train. A rather uplifting and slightly humorous film about World War II Jewish Ghetto life.

Cast:
Robin Williams (as Jakob), Hannah Taylor Gordon (as Lina), Kathleen Gati (as Hooker), Bob Balaban (as Kowalsky), Alan Arkin (as Frankfurter)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1