Jakob the Liar 1999 Film | Robin Williams

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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Jakob le menteur, Jakob il bugiardo, 제이콥의 거짓말, Um Sinal de Esperança

Plot from IMDb: "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."

The Jakob the Liar trailer can be found on YouTube.

Directed by Peter Kassovitz

Produced by Steven Haft, Marsha Garces Williams

Screenplay by Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin

Based on Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker

Music by Edward Shearmur

Cinematography: Elemér Ragályi

Edited by Claire Simpson

Production company: Blue Wolf Productions, Kasso Inc.

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release date: September 24, 1999

Running time: 120 minutes

Budget: $45 million

Box office: $4,956,401 (domestic)

Cast and Characters:

Robin Williams as Jakob Heym

Alan Arkin as Frankfurter

Bob Balaban as Kowalsky

Liev Schreiber as Mischa

Armin Mueller-Stahl as Dr. Kirschbaum

Hannah Taylor-Gordon as Lina Kronstein

Mark Margolis as Fajngold

Michael Jeter as Avron

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