Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar

Title: Jakob the Liar

Release: 1999

Rating: 6.6

Language: English

Country: France, Hungary, USA

Runtime: 120

Genre: Drama,War

Jakob the Liar

Release 1999
Rating 6.6
Language English
Country France, Hungary, USA
Runtime 120
Genre Drama,War



In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near 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. Jakob uses the chance to spread hope throughout the ghetto by continuing to tell favorable tales of information from "his secret radio." Jakob, however, has a real secret in that he is hiding a young Jewish girl who escaped from a camp transport train. A rather uplifting and slightly humorous film about World War II Jewish Ghetto life.

Director :

Peter Kassovitz

Writer :

Jurek Becker (novel), Peter Kassovitz (screenplay), Didier Decoin (screenplay)

Actors :

... Jakob Heym

... Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum

... Lina Kronstein

... Lina's Mother

... Linas's Father

... Hocker