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Jakob the Liar (1999)

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

When all hope was lost, he invented it.

Overview

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

    Director

  2. Jurek Becker

    Novel

  3. Marsha Garces Williams

    Screenplay

  4. Didier Decoin

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Jakob Heym

  2. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum

  3. Hannah Taylor-Gordon

    Hannah Taylor-Gordon

    Lina Kronstein

  4. Éva Igó

    Éva Igó

    Lina's Mother

  5. István Bálint

    Linas's Father

  6. Justus von Dohnányi

    Justus von Dohnányi

    Preuss

  7. Kathleen Gati

    Kathleen Gati

    Hocker

  8. Bob Balaban

    Bob Balaban

    Kowalsky

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Full Cast & Crew

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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