Jakob the Liar (1999) DVD9
Jakob Heym (Robin Williams) is the owner of a small cafe' during the Nazi occupation of Poland; he has little money and is struggling to keep body and soul alive in the shadow of the Third Reich. One day, he overhears a radio broadcast, forbidden to Polish ears, that reports a major victory for Russian troops over the German army. Enthusiastic about this good news, Jakob begins spreading word of the Russian army's progress through the Polish ghetto. He notices that the story gives people hope and makes it easier for them to get through the day. So Jakob begins inventing stories and passing them along, creating fictional war reports that suggest that the occupation may soon be ending. However, when the occupation troops get wind of these stories, they become convinced that someone has communications equipment stashed away somewhere, and they're determined to find both the radio and its operator at all costs.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:55:08 | 5.26 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Director: Peter Kassovitz
Actors: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Eva Igo, Istvan Balint, Kathleen Gati, Bob Balaban

* Audio Commentary by director Peter Kassovitz
* Trailer
* Making-Of Featurette
* Cast Crew Biographies

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