Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar

DVD - 2000
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In Nazi-occupied Poland a poor Jewish cafe owner invents fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [2000]
ISBN: 9780767821476
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Nov 18, 2017

Serious film in which Robin Williams's humanity shows through. Poignant, and even more so after his too early passing, this drama includes equally fine performances by Armin Mueller-Stahl and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).that add to the drama and depth of this fictional Holocaust story. The tension of the story is occasionally released with humor-- a scene where Williams mugs a BBC radio broadcast to his young escapee charge is priceless! I've watched this movie several times, and each time understand its message of hope and courage a bit more.

Jan 25, 2013

i really love this movie. except for one thing Jakob lied all the time. but later his lie was true so in fact he really didn't lie. the little girl he found was really smart sometimes for the movie i felt scared then the faint went away. i know it says for twelve and up but really there is nothing bloody in it except for when he has to tell the gestapo where his radio is he is trapped under water and gets punched a lot of times the he gets a bloody nose in the end he gets shot


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