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Jakob the Liar [Closed Caption]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In Nazi-occupied Poland at the height of World War II, impoverished cafe owner Jakob (Williams) keeps hope and humor alive in the Jewish ghetto by reporting fictitious news bulletins about the Allied forces' advances against the Nazis to his fellow prisoners. Meanwhile, the Germans learn of the mythical radio and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it. A remake of the 1974 German film, JAKOB, DER LUGNER.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 02844

  • Credits
    Robin Williams, Ray D. Tutto, Marty Fromage, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alan Arkin, Liev Schreiber, Hannah Gordon, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Eva Igo, Bob Balaban
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A fine group of character actors admirably serve the cause of this finely calibrated story..."
    Variety

    "...[An] honest work....[Williams gives] an impressively interiorised performance..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Gracefully done..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

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