Jakob the Liar (1999)

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  • Jakob Der Lügner Alternative
  • Hazudós Jákob Alternative


Based on the novel `Jakob der Lügner' by Jurek Becker. Set in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1944, the story of a middle-aged Jewish café proprietor who, brings hope to his ghetto neighbours by passing on news about an impending Allied victory which he accidentally overheard on a radio in German headquarters. Rumours spread that Jakob himself has a radio, an offence punishable by death.

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