Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, War

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During World War II, an ordinary inhabitant of a ghetto fakes news about Allied offensives to inspire hope for other victims of the Nazi regime.




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  • Jakob dances with Lina
  • Robin Williams in Jakob the Liar (1999)
  • Robin Williams stars as Jakob Heym
  • Jakob the Liar (1999)
  • Robin Williams stars as Jakob Heym

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10 June 2018 | kriszti-83949
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I liked this movie, especially the performance of Robin Williams. He appeared very authentic in the role of a person who is pushed into a series of very tricky situations which he tries to manage the best of his knowledge. What I didn't like though that was the Hungarian cast. I found Peter Rudolf's acting simply annoying. His whole acting and the way he spoke was exaggerated and irritating. Janos Kulka wasn't that bad, but to be honest I don't understand why they had to be a part of this movie in the first place. Well, anyway they don't appear too often in the film to ruin it entirely and the other characters were well enough to make them forgettable. It's a film worth seeing and its music is pretty good too.

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Release Date:

24 September 1999



Country of Origin

France, Hungary, USA

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,056,647 26 September 1999

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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