Jakob the Liar

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Jakob the Liar

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Jakob the Liar

Release Date: September 16, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «When all hope was lost, he invented it.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Columbia Pictures, Blue Wolf, Kasso Inc. Productions
Director    :   Peter Kassovitz
Producers    :   Steven Haft, Kerry Barden, Billy Hopkins, Suzanne Smith
Writers    :   Jurek Becker, Didier Decoin, Marsha Garces Williams
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   45000000
Revenue    :   4956701

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.




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