Jacob the Liar (1974)

12/22/1974 (DE) HistoryDramaComedy 1h 40m
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A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, from risking his life for a few potatoes, he tells him what he heard and announces that he is in possession of a radio - in the ghetto a crime punishable by death. It doesn't take long for word of Jakob's secret to spread - suddenly, there is new hope and something to live for - and so Jakob finds himself in the uncomforting position of having to come up with more and more stories.

  1. Frank Beyer

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  2. Jurek Becker

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Jacob the Liar

Original Title Jakob der Lügner

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Original Language German

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