- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 18, 2001
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original U.S. Trailer
- BEST OF EAST GERMAN CINEMA
- Documentary on Director Frank Beyer
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
"...A fine group of character actors admirably serve the cause of this finely calibrated story..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/29/1999
"...Subtle, moving drama....A tale so sincere it could reduce a clown like [Robin] Williams [to tears]..." -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly - 04/25/1977
"...[Brodsky] is forceful, funny and poignant....A heartwarming saga..."
Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews, Jacob overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. Eventually, he decides to pass on the news of hope to his fellow prisoners. However, in order to be believed, he feigns access to a radio and becomes a bulwark against despair, and a reluctant but tragic hero. Remade in 1999 with Robin Williams.