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Jakob the Liar (1999)

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Release Date
• USA: Sep 24, 1999
DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 21, 2000
• R2: 8 Mar 2004

Budget $15,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images.

Running Time
2 hours, 0 minutes

Country USA, France, Hungary

Studio Blue Wolf, Columbia Pictures, Kasso Inc.

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, World War II, Murder, Escape, Hostage, Military, Doctor

Tagline: When all hope was lost, he invented it.

Plot: In Nazi-occupied Poland at the height of World War II, impoverished cafe owner Jakob (Williams) keeps hope and humor alive in the Jewish ghetto by reporting fictitious news bulletins about the Allied forces' advances against the Nazis to his fellow prisoners. Meanwhile, the Germans learn of the mythical radio and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it. A remake of the 1974 German film, JAKOB, DER LUGNER.

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 Directed by
Peter Kassovitz
Femmes d'abord, Les, My Life to Live, Fehér tenyér
 Written by
Jurek Becker
Jacob the Liar
Peter Kassovitz
My Life to Live, Fehér tenyér, Femmes d'abord, Les
Bob Balaban
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Michael Jeter
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Liev Schreiber
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Armin Mueller-Stahl
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Mathieu Kassovitz
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 Music By
Ed Shearmur
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