Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar

Video Cassette - 1999
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After being detained at Gestapo headquarters and overhearing a radio report of a Russian victory, Jacob passes along the good news but has to prove himself.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1999]
ISBN: 9780767839112
0767839110
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : | videorecording 1/2 in

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Nov 18, 2017

Serious film with Robin Williams's humanity shows through. Poignant in itself, and even more so after his too early passing, with fine performances by Armin Mueller-Stahl and Liev Schreiber ( ).that add to the drama and depth of this fictional Holocaust story. The tension of this Holocaust movie is released by occasional bits of humor-- a scene where Williams mugs a BBC radio broadcast to his young escapee charge is priceless! I've watched this movie more than once, and each time understand its message of hope and courage a little more.

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gabriela10
Jan 25, 2013

i really love this movie. except for one thing Jakob lied all the time. but later his lie was true so in fact he really didn't lie. the little girl he found was really smart sometimes for the movie i felt scared then the faint went away. i know it says for twelve and up but really there is nothing bloody in it except for when he has to tell the gestapo where his radio is he is trapped under water and gets punched a lot of times the he gets a bloody nose in the end he gets shot

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