Jakob The Liar

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Audio Material: Isolated Music Score
    • Making Of: Making-Of Featurette
    • Audio Commentary: Peter Kassovitz, Director
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Talent Files
    • Filmographies:
      1. Filmography

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety -
"...A fine group of character actors admirably serve the cause of this finely calibrated story..."
Sight and Sound - 12/??/1999
"...[An] honest work....[Williams gives] an impressively interiorised performance..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 10/01/1999
"...Gracefully done..."

Product Description:

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.

Product Description:

In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob Heym (Oscar(r)-winner RobinWilliams Best Supporting Actor, 1997, Good Will Hunting) accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military success against German forces. To combat the overwhelming depression and suicide that pervades the ghetto, Jakob invents fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants, spirits are lifted, hearts are refreshed, and optimism is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it.

Plot Keywords:

Theatrical Release | World War II | WWII

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  • UPC: 043396028449
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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