Jakob The Liar

– In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caug..

Type:
Movie
Rating:
6.50 / 10
Duration:
2 Hours
Release Year:
1999
Jakob The Liar
Jakob the Liar (1999)

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after 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 the Liar (1999) - Trailer

Release Date:

24 Sep 1999

Language:

English

MPAA Content-Rating:
PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

Jakob The Liar

Jakob The Liar
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Plot:

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.

Awards:

2 wins & 3 nominations.

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Ratings:
Internet Movie Database:
6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes:
29%
Metacritic:
40%

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