Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13120 min.Drama | War
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BUDGET
$45MM (estimated)
OPENING WKD
$2.1MM (USA)
GROSS
$5MM (USA)
AWARDS
2 wins & 3 nominations See all »
SUMMARY
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto. Jakob uses the chance to spread hope throughout the ghetto by continuing to tell favorable tales of information from "his secret radio." Jakob, however, has a real secret in that he is hiding a young Jewish girl who escaped from a camp transport train. A rather uplifting and slightly humorous film about World War II Jewish Ghetto life. Written By Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>  Less

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