Jacob the Liar (1974) 1h 40min · Comedy, Crime, Drama · 22 December 1974
A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, from risking his life for a few potatoes, he tells him what he heard and announces that he is in possession of a radio - in the ghetto a crime punishable by death. It doesn't take long for word of Jakob's secret to spread - suddenly, there is new hope and something to live for - and so Jakob finds himself in the uncomforting position of having to come up with more and more stories. - Written by c.winter
Director(s): Frank Beyer Cast: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen
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