Jakob The Liar

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: September 24, 1999

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Cast: Alan Arkin, Robin Williams, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Nina Siemaszko, Mathieu Kassovitz


In Nazi occupied Poland, poor Jewish café owner Jakob (Robin Williams) overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military victories against German forces. To raise the spirits of those in the ghetto, Jakob relays fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis.

When the Germans catch wind of the mythical radio, a search begins for the man who operates it.

Director: Peter Kassovitz
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Robin Williams, Marsha Graces Williams, Steven Haft
Screenplay: Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin
Official Site: www.spe.sony.com/movies/jump/jakobtheliar.html

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