Jakob the Liar (1999)

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.
Genres:  DramaWar
Actors:  Robin WilliamsHannah Taylor Gordon
Directors:  Peter Kassovitz
Countries:  FranceHungaryUSA
Writers:  Jurek BeckerPeter Kassovitz
Runtime: 2h
Release: 1999-09-24
IMDb: 6.5

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