Jakob the Liar

"Grim"

Jakob the Liar Review


Goooooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning, Auschwitz!

Painfully ill-advised Holocaust dramedy has Robin Williams trying to play a Nazi-era Jew who tries to cheer up his fellow ghetto-dwellers despite the terrors of Nazi occupation. His method: pretending he has a (very illegal) radio, with news of the Russians coming to save them all. Not funny, not touching, not entertaining. The very few bright spots don't make up for the pain that pales in comparison to a film like Life is Beautiful.



Jakob the Liar

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th September 1999

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 51

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Jakob Heym, as Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum, as Lina Kronstein, Éva Igó as Lina`s Mutter, István Bálint as Linas`s Vater, as Preuss, Kathleen Gati as Hocker, as Kowalsky, as Max Frenkfurter, as Avron, as Fajngold, as Mischa


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