Jakob the Liar | 1999

Drama, Adaptation
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 ...more

Cast

... Jakob Heym

Actor

... Frankfurter

Actor

... Kowalsky

Actor

... Lina

Actor

... Avron

Actor

... Professor Kirschbaum

Actor

... Mischa

Actor

... Rosa Frankfurter

Actor

... Herschel

Actor

... Preuss

Actor

... Fajngold

Actor

... Blumenthal

Actor

Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

Fiat Risus, Inc.

Production Company

Kasso Inc Productions

Production Company

Production Company

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.

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