Jakob, der Lügner (Jacob the Liar) (1975)

Jakob, der Lügner (Jacob the Liar)


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The screenplay for this wartime tragi-comedy was written by Jurek Becker, a Jewish survivor of the concentration camps and the Warsaw Ghetto. When he could not get the script produced, he transformed it into a worldwide best-selling novel. This movie was produced about ten years after the screenplay was originally written. The story concerns a ghetto character, Jacob (Vlastimil Brodsky) who tells the others huddled there that the Russians are winning the war against the Germans and are advancing … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Jurek Becker, Frank Beyer
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On DVD: Sep 28, 1999



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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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This East Germany bitter-sweet comedy about a Polish ghetto in WWII was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar but didn't win.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

February 24, 2004
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

November 11, 2003
Cinema Signals

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