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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 120

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1999-09-16

  • 1999-10-28

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Alternative Titles

  • Jakob le menteur
  • Jakob il bugiardo
Content Score: 100

6.2/10 (23 votes)


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.


When all hope was lost, he invented it.


Director: Peter Kassovitz
Writers: , ,

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams
as Jakob Heym

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum

Hannah Taylor-Gordon

Hannah Taylor-Gordon
as Lina Kronstein

Éva Igó

Éva Igó
as Lina`s Mutter

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