Jakob The Liar

Theatrical Release: September 24, 1999
Jakob The Liar
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Synopsis

In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Jakob (Robin Williams), the owner of a long-closed café in the Jewish ghetto, accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against the Germans. The next day, Jakob whispers his secret good news to two despondent friends. As the news spreads, so does a rumor – Jakob must have a radio, an offense punishable by death. Despite the danger, Jakob continues to relay fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the inhabitants of the ghetto – the suicide rate drops, spirits are lifted and optimism is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio, however, and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it.

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Content Description

A few profanities and expletives; violence and brutal imagery, including dead hanging bodies of Jews; suicide; torture; mistreatment of humans by evil men.

Info

Company: Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Peter Kassovitz and Didier Decoin
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Producer: Marsha Garces Williams and Steven Haft
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 114 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Live Shreiber and Nina Siemazko