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Jakob le menteur

IMDb 6.5 120 min
Genre:
Drama, War
Stars:
Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint, Justus von Dohnányi, Kathleen Gati
Director:
Peter Kassovitz
Country:
United States, France, Hungary
Rating:
8.8 / 24 times
Release:
1999-09-24
Synopsis:
During World War II in Nazi occupied Poland, poor Jewish café owner Jakob ('Robin Williams') accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against German forces. To fight the incredible depression and suicide throughout the ghetto, Jakob tells fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants. The Germans learn of the mythical radio, however, and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it.