Jakob The Liar

Jakob The Liar

Jakob The Liar

In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, humble café owner Jakob Heym (Robin Williams) accidentally overhears a forbidden radio broadcast detailing Allied military success against the Germans. When he shares the secret with friends, the rare good news travels fast - but so does the rumour that Jakob is now a daring resistance hero because, in ultimate defiance of the Germans, he owns and listens to a radio.

With a glimmer of hope returned to the ghetto, Jakob now finds himself under pressure to supply more news - but since he doesn't actually have a radio, the only choice is to lie. Based on the book by Jurek Becker, which had previously been adapted in 1975 with the East German film Jakob der Lügner.

1999115 minsFrance, USA, Hungary
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