12 certificateJakob the Liar is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Jakob the Liar is a 3 star programme

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Jakob the Liar (1999)

Directed by
Peter Kassovitz

Comedy drama with Robin Williams as a Jewish shopkeeper imprisoned in a ghetto in wartime Poland who overhears some interesting news and passes it on. The rumour grows that there is a secret radio and Jakob decides to invent optimistic news in order to cheer up his fellow prisoners

Written by ,

Also known as "Una Señal de Esperanza"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: France/USA/Hungary

Filmed in Colour


Image for Robin WilliamsRobin Williams...Jakob Heym/Narrator
Hannah Taylor-Gordon...Lina Kronstein
Éva Igó...Lina's Mother
István Bálint...Lina's Father
Justus von Dohnanyi...Preuss
Kathleen Gati...Hooker
Bob Balaban...Kowalsky
Image for Alan ArkinAlan Arkin...Max Frankfurter
Michael Jeter...Avron
Image for Mark MargolisMark Margolis...Fajngold
János Gosztonyi...Samuel
Image for Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber...Mischa the Prizefighter
Armin Mueller-Stahl...Dr. Kirschbaum
Ádám Rajhona...The Whistler
Antal Leisen...Peg-Leg