Jakob the Liar

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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. Marsha Garces Williams


  3. Didier Decoin


  4. Jurek Becker


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  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 Mutter

  5. IB

    István Bálint

    Linas`s Vater

  6. Justus von Dohnányi

    Justus von Dohnányi


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 16, 1999
    PG-13, Theatrical



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