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Jakob the Liar

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Release Date: September 24, 1999Running Time: 114 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $4,956,401.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama, Period, Remake


Robin Williams

Alan Arkin

Bob Balaban

Hannah Taylor Gordon

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In Nazi-occupied Poland, Poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob overhears a confidential radio news bulletin signalling Soviet military advances against the Germans. It's the first bit of news the depressed ghetto has received in five years and to keep spirits alive, Jakob conjures up fictitious news bulletins about Allied gains against the Nazis. When a renewed sense of optimism and humor has rejuvenated the ghetto, it is not long before the Gestapo is in search of the leader of this new resistance.