Jakob The Liar (1999)
poster Jakob The Liar
IMDb Rating:
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

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.

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