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Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 09/16/1999 (US) ComedyDramaHistory 2h

When all hope was lost, he invented it.


In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto.

  1. Peter Kassovitz


  2. Jurek Becker


  3. Marsha Garces Williams


  4. Didier Decoin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Jakob Heym

  2. Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber


  3. Hannah Taylor-Gordon

    Hannah Taylor-Gordon

    Lina Kronstein

  4. Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin

    Max Frenkfurter

  5. Michael Jeter

    Michael Jeter


  6. Bob Balaban

    Bob Balaban


  7. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum

  8. Éva Igó

    Éva Igó

    Lina's Mother

  9. István Bálint

    Linas's Father

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Jakob the Liar
Jakob the Liar

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $45,000,000.00

Revenue $4,956,701.00


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