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  • Peter Kassovitz
  • Production Companies
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Blue Wolf Productions
  • Kasso Inc. Productions

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. —Anthony Hughes based on novelcharacter name as titlethree word titlejacob the liar charactermovie flop40 morePlot summaryAdd synopsisTaglinesWhen all hope was lost, he invented it.GenresDramaWarMotion Picture Rating (MPAA)Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing imagesParents guide


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