Jakob the Liar (1999)

Jakob the Liar
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 54mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Remake, Period
Keywords WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robin Williams Actor Jakob Heym 1 1000001
Alan Arkin Actor Frankfurter 1 1000002
Bob Balaban Actor Kowalsky 1 1000003
Hannah Gordon Actor Lina 1 1000004
Michael Jeter Actor Avron 1 1000005
Armin Mueller-Stahl Actor Professor Kirschbaum 1 1000006
Liev Schreiber Actor Mischa 1 1000007
Nina Siemaszko Actor Rosa Frankfurter 1 1000008
Mathieu Kassovitz Actor Herschel 1 1000009
Justus Dohnanyi Actor Preuss 1 1000010
Mark Margolis Actor Fajngold 1 1000011
Gregg Bello Actor Blumenthal 1 1000012
Eva Igo Actor Lina's Mother 1 1000013
Istvan Balint Actor Lina's Father 1 1000014
Kathleen Gati Actor Hooker 1 1000015
Janos Gosztonyl Actor Samuel 1 1000016
Adam Rajhona Actor The Whistler 1 1000017
Antal Leisen Actor Peg-Leg 1 1000018
Peter Rudolf Actor Roman 1 1000019
Jan Becker Actor Young German 1 1000020
Janos Kulka Actor Nathan 1 1000021
Grazyna Barszczewska Actor Mrs Frankfurter 1 1000022
Judit Sagi Actor Mrs Avron 1 1000023
Ilona Psota Actor Grandmother 1 1000024
Agi Margitai Actor Miss Esther 1 1000025
Ivan Darvas Actor hardtloff 1 1000026
Laszlo Borbely Actor Doctor 1 1000027
Zoli Anders Actor Meyer 1 1000028
Miroslav Zbrojewicz Actor SS Officer No 1 1 1000029
Jozef Mika Actor Soldier 1 1000030
Gyorgy Szkladanyi Actor SS Officer No 2 1 1000031
Zofia Saretok Actor Neighbour 1 1000032
Michael Mehlman Actor Escaping Man 1 1000033
Mirtill Micheller Actor Lady Singer 1 1000034
Orsolya Pflum Actor Lady Singer 1 1000035
Beatrix Bisztricsan Actor Lady Singer 1 1000036
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Marsha Williams Producer n/a 3 3000001
Steven Haft Producer n/a 3 3000002
Robin Williams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nick Gillott Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Lew Rywin Associate Producer (Poland) 171 3000005
Didier Decoin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ron Hutchinson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Peter Kassovitz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Jurek Becker Book as Source Material ("Jakob der Lugner") 120888 4000004
Dusty Symonds Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Tamas Maros Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000002
Sandor Balo Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Michal Szczerbic Production Manager (Poland crew) 305 5000004
Mark Egerton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Liz Legum Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Caspar Campbell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Peter Racz Assistant Director n/a 163 5000008
Rita Nagy Assistant Director n/a 163 5000009
Andras Suranyi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000010
Balazs Kovacs Assistant Director n/a 163 5000011
Marek Brodzki Assistant Director (Poland crew) 163 5000012
Magdalena Szwarcbart Assistant Director (Poland crew) 163 5000013
Jerzy Mizak Assistant Director n/a 163 5000014
Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager (Poland crew) 193 5000015
Nada Pinter Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000016
Jennie McClean Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000017
Gabriella Csoma Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000018
Anrzej Besztak Production Coordinator (Poland crew) 162 5000019
Laszlo Rorarius Location Manager n/a 193 5000020
Elemer Ragalyi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
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Tamas Nyerges Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
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Johannes Brahms Music ("Gestille Sehnsucht Op 91 Nr I") 120781 8000003
John Bell Music Arranger orchestration 121019 8000004
Craig Pettigrew Music Editor n/a 214 8000005
Marjana Lipovsek Performer ("Gestille Sehnsucht Op 91 Nr I") 120819 8000006
Lew Brown Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000007
Vladimir Timm Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000008
Jaromir Vejvoda Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000009
Vasek Zeman Song ("Beer Barrrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000010
Hector Berlioz Song ("Rakoczy March") 120859 8000011
Louis Lane Song song conductor("Rakoczy March") 120859 8000012
Will Glare Song Performer ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120788 8000014
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ian Whittaker Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Bane Branimir Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Tibor Lazar Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Grzegorz Piatkowski Art Director (Poland crew) 183 9000005
Billy Hopkins Casting n/a 179 10000001
Suzanne Smith Casting n/a 179 10000002
Kerry Barden Casting n/a 179 10000003
Simone Ireland Casting n/a 179 10000004
Vanessa Pereira Casting n/a 179 10000005
Zsolt Csutak Casting n/a 179 10000006
Risa Kes Casting n/a 179 10000007
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Marnie Moore Foley Artist n/a 223 14000004
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Frank Rinella Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000006
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Patrick Dodd Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Jay Boekelheide Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000009
Clive Winter Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000010
Leslie Shatz Sound Mixer re-recording mixer 230 14000011
David Parker Sound Mixer re-recording mixer 230 14000012
Kazimierz Wroblewski Pyrotechnics Pyro technician(Poland crew) 121027 19000001
Ferenc Ormos Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Miroslaw Bartosik Special Effects (Poland crew) 168 23000002
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Michael Umble Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Synopsis
In Nazi-occupied Poland, Poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob overhears a confidential radio news bulletin signalling Soviet military advances against the Germans. It's the first bit of news the depressed ghetto has received in five years and to keep spirits alive, Jakob conjures up fictitious news bulletins about Allied gains against the Nazis. When a renewed sense of optimism and humor has rejuvenated the ghetto, it is not long before the Gestapo is in search of the leader of this new resistance.