Jakob the Liar (1999)

Jakob the Liar
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 54mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Remake, Period
Keywords 1940s, death, funny, genocide, Holocaust, inspirational, Nazi, Poland, world war two, WWII, 1944
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Vasek Zeman Song ("Beer Barrrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000010
Hector Berlioz Song ("Rakoczy March") 120859 8000011
Jaromir Vejvoda Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000009
Vladimir A Timm Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000008
Marjana Lipovsek Performer ("Gestille Sehnsucht Op 91 Nr I") 120819 8000006
Lew Brown Song ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120859 8000007
Louis Lane Song song conductor("Rakoczy March") 120859 8000012
Andrews Sisters Song Performer ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120788 8000013
Bane Branimir Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Tibor Lazar Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Ian Whittaker Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Will Glare Song Performer ("Beer Barrell Polka (Roll Out the Barrell)") 120788 8000014
Cleveland Pops Orchestra Song Performer ("Rakoczy March") 120788 8000015
Craig Pettigrew Music Editor n/a 214 8000005
John Bell Music Arranger orchestration 121019 8000004
Elemer Ragalyi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tamas P. Nyerges Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Laszlo Rorarius Location Manager n/a 193 5000020
Anrzej Besztak Production Coordinator (Poland crew) 162 5000019
Jennie McClean Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000017
Gabriella Csoma Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000018
Tamas P. Nyerges Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Claire Simpson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephen McLaughlin Music music recordist/mixer 120781 8000002
Johannes Brahms Music ("Gestille Sehnsucht Op 91 Nr I") 120781 8000003
Edward Shearmur Music n/a 120781 8000001
Richard Quinn Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Dana Mulligan Editor associate film editor 172 7000002
Grzegorz Piatkowski Art Director (Poland crew) 183 9000005
Billy Hopkins Casting n/a 179 10000001
Patrick Dodd Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Jay Boekelheide Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000009
Kim B Christensen Sound Design n/a 120905 14000007
Frank Rinella Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000006
Marnie Moore Foley Artist n/a 223 14000004
Steve Fontano Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000005
Clive Winter Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000010
Leslie Shatz Sound Mixer re-recording mixer 230 14000011
Nina Saxon Main Title Design main/end title design 120925 23000003
Michael Umble Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Miroslaw Bartosik Special Effects (Poland crew) 168 23000002
Ferenc Ormos Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
David Parker Sound Mixer re-recording mixer 230 14000012
Kazimierz Wroblewski Pyrotechnics Pyro technician(Poland crew) 121027 19000001
Margie O'Malley Foley Artist n/a 223 14000003
Malcolm Fife Foley n/a 120961 14000002
Zsolt Csutak Casting n/a 179 10000006
Risa Kes Casting n/a 179 10000007
Vanessa Pereira Casting n/a 179 10000005
Simone Ireland Casting n/a 179 10000004
Suzanne Smith Casting n/a 179 10000002
Kerry Barden Casting n/a 179 10000003
Magdalena Szwarcbart Casting n/a 179 10000008
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Julie Linder ADR n/a 120912 14000001
Kati Jakots Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000004
Gabriella Nemeth Hair hair supervisor 120794 13000003
Andrej Szenajch Costumes military costumer 120828 13000002
Nada Pinter Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000016
Grazyna Kozlowska Location Manager (Poland crew) 193 5000015
Janos Kulka Actor Nathan 1 1000021
Grazyna Barszczewska Actor Mrs Frankfurter 1 1000022
Jan Becker Actor Young German 1 1000020
Peter Rudolf Actor Roman 1 1000019
Adam Rajhona Actor The Whistler 1 1000017
Antal Leisen Actor Peg-Leg 1 1000018
Judit Sagi Actor Mrs Avron 1 1000023
Ilona Psota Actor Grandmother 1 1000024
Miroslav Zbrojewicz Actor SS Officer No 1 1 1000029
Jozef Mika Actor Soldier 1 1000030
Zoli Anders Actor Meyer 1 1000028
Laszlo Borbely Actor Doctor 1 1000027
Agi Margitai Actor Miss Esther 1 1000025
Ivan Darvas Actor hardtloff 1 1000026
Janos Gosztonyl Actor Samuel 1 1000016
Kathleen Gati Actor Hooker 1 1000015
Armin Mueller-Stahl Actor Professor Kirschbaum 1 1000006
Liev Schreiber Actor Mischa 1 1000007
Michael Jeter Actor Avron 1 1000005
Hannah Taylor Gordon Actor Lina 1 1000004
Alan Arkin Actor Frankfurter 1 1000002
Bob Balaban Actor Kowalsky 1 1000003
Nina Siemaszko Actor Rosa Frankfurter 1 1000008
Mathieu Kassovitz Actor Herschel 1 1000009
Eva Igo Actor Lina's Mother 1 1000013
Istvan Balint Actor Lina's Father 1 1000014
Gregg Bello Actor Blumenthal 1 1000012
Mark Margolis Actor Fajngold 1 1000011
Justus Von Dohnanyi Actor Preuss 1 1000010
Gyorgy Szkladanyi Actor SS Officer No 2 1 1000031
Zofia Saretok Actor Neighbour 1 1000032
Liz Legum Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Caspar Campbell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Mark Egerton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Michal Szczerbic Production Manager (Poland crew) 305 5000004
Tamas Maros Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000002
Sandor Balo Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Peter Racz Assistant Director n/a 163 5000008
Rita Nagy Assistant Director n/a 163 5000009
Magdalena Szwarcbart Assistant Director (Poland crew) 163 5000013
Jerzy Mizak Assistant Director n/a 163 5000014
Marek Brodzki Assistant Director (Poland crew) 163 5000012
Balazs Kovacs Assistant Director n/a 163 5000011
Andras Suranyi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000010
Dusty Symonds Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Jurek Becker Book as Source Material ("Jakob der Lugner") 120888 4000004
Peter Kassovitz Director n/a 2 2000001
Marsha Garces Williams Producer n/a 3 3000001
Beatrix Bisztricsan Actor Lady Singer 1 1000036
Orsolya Pflum Actor Lady Singer 1 1000035
Michael Mehlman Actor Escaping Man 1 1000033
Mirtill Micheller Actor Lady Singer 1 1000034
Steven Haft Producer n/a 3 3000002
Robin Williams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Ron Hutchinson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Peter Kassovitz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Didier Decoin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lew Rywin Associate Producer (Poland) 171 3000005
Nick Gillott Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Robin Williams Actor Jakob Heym 1 1000001
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.