Jakob the Liar

Starring: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nina Siemaszko, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Justus Von Dohnanyi, Hannah Taylor-Gordon

Release Date: September 24th, 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Columbia TriStar Films

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Synopsis: 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.

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