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Jakob the Liar

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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy Drama
Director: Peter Kassovitz

In 1944, Jewish shop owner Jakob overhears a radio broadcast on the movements of the Soviet army while he is shuttled to Nazi headquarters from the Warsaw, Poland, ghetto where he is imprisoned. Upon his return, he whispers what he's heard to his friend Mischa, and before long the whole ghetto is alive with rumors and hope that the long war will soon end. Determined to keep up their spirits as best he can, Jakob continues to lie with the best of intentions.

Cast :

  • Robin Williams
  • Jakob Heym/Narrator
  • Alan Arkin
  • Max Frankfurter
  • Bob Balaban
  • Kowalsky
  • Hannah Taylor-Gordon
  • Lina
  • Michael Jeter
  • Avron
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl
  • Kirschbaum
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Mischa
  • Nina Siemaszko
  • Rosa
  • Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Herschel
  • Justus von Dohnányi
  • Preuss
  • Mark Margolis
  • Fajngold
  • Gregg Bello
  • Blumenthal
Producers :
Marsha Garces Williams
Writers :
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