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eBook Jakob the Liar ePub

by Robin Williams,Mathieu Kassovitz,Peter Kassovitz

  • ISBN: 0767821475
  • Category: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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  • Author: Robin Williams,Mathieu Kassovitz,Peter Kassovitz
  • Language: English
  • ePub book: 1230 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1172 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 818

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Jakob the Liar is a 1999 American war comedy-drama film directed by Peter Kassovitz, produced by Marsha Garces Williams and written by Kassovitz and Didier Decoin.

Jakob the Liar is a 1999 American war comedy-drama film directed by Peter Kassovitz, produced by Marsha Garces Williams and written by Kassovitz and Didier Decoin. The film is based on the book of the same name by Jurek Becker.

Jakob Heym (Robin Williams in overbearingly earnest mode) gets tangled in a string of self-perpetuating lies about a hidden radio, supposedly broadcasting news that the victorious Red Army is nearing

Jakob Heym (Robin Williams in overbearingly earnest mode) gets tangled in a string of self-perpetuating lies about a hidden radio, supposedly broadcasting news that the victorious Red Army is nearing. His desperate attempts to convince a clutch of insistently idiosyncratic friends (clichés to a man: Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Alan Arkin) and obligatory Nazi bad guys that the radio doesn't exist are complicated by the fact that he's stashed a fugitive kid (a dead ringer-sorry!-for Anne Frank) in his attic-and by abundant evidence that lies are.

Director: Peter Kassovitz. Robin Williams Alan Arkin Bob Balaban Hannah Taylor Gordon Michael Jeter Armin Mueller-Stahl Liev Schreiber Nina Siemaszko Mathieu Kassovitz. Screenwriter: Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin. Cast: Robin Williams Alan Arkin Bob Balaban Hannah Taylor Gordon Michael Jeter Armin Mueller-Stahl Liev Schreiber Nina Siemaszko Mathieu Kassovitz.

He is the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company. He also received Best Director and Best Writing nominations.

Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary. He is the father of film director Mathieu Kassovitz. He directed the film Jakob the Liar, starring Robin Williams in 1999. He was born to Jewish parents in Budapest, Hungary. He left the country at the time of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Peter Kassovitz (born November 17, 1938) is a French film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber, Nina Siemaszko, Mathieu Kassovitz, Justus von Dohnányi, Mark Margolis, Gregg Bello. Director: Peter Kassovitz. Back to top. About CTV Bell Media PR Advertise on CTV Politcal Ad Registry Internships Careers HELP Feedback CTV App Newsletter Sign-up.

Directed by Peter Kassovitz. With Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

Directed by Peter Kassovitz. With Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint. 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.

Comments

Oso Oso
I always show this movie at the end of a Holocaust unit I do with my English students. The worst criticism I have ever heard was "It was pretty good, I guess." (Coming from high school students who seem to like action-packed movies, I think this is a compliment.) Most students really like the movie. Nearly all have seen other Robin Williams movies, and think his portrayal of Jakob is excellent. Other students comment that they have seen other Holocaust movies, but few take place in a Ghetto. (Most are in the actual concentration camps, and they like that this is different.) I personally think that this is one of the best movies about the Holocaust there is. Subtle bits of humor makes it very realistic-even though the situation was terrible, it was possible for people to smile, laugh, and even fall in love.
Kefrannan Kefrannan
Such a touching movie. Even though it is sort of a comedy, it portrays a serious time in world history. Jakob the Liar takes place in Poland during the Nazi occupation. Robin's character Jakob takes it upon himself to lift the spirits of the other scared Jews around him. He talks about serious subjects with his fellow Jews but yet he adds a spin of comedy. The drama aspect of the movie does show the reality of Jews disappearing never to be seen again. Jakob the Liar also shows how the Jewish population is hunted and killed sometimes right in the streets. The story takes place in one of the small Jewish Ghettos where everyone knows and cares about each other. At this time in Jewish history it is illegal for Jews to have radios so that they do not know what is going on with the war. Somehow Jakob gets caught up in a lie about having a radio and tells his friends positive reports that give them hope.
Contancia Contancia
Always love Robin. He was one of the best & in this film, very predictable. One of the best actors was the wife of the professor even though a small role. Something was not quite right about this film. It is hard to pinpoint. I loved what Jakob did, but it seemed somehow forced on him. I also found a bit of over-acting & seriously doubt the immorality of the engaged couple but maybe I am just a prude! Not my favorite film but will always love Robin.
Άνουβις Άνουβις
I'll be the first to say that I normally love Robin William's work, but I can't judge this film because it's not closed-captioned or subtitled for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing population. So the two stars is really to say that I don't appreciate the fact that it's not equipped with captioning capabilities. This is a 1999 film! Almost all movies today are automatically subtitled in multiple languages!
Sorry that I'm unable to provide a good review.
great ant great ant
I had not heard of this film and have fallen in love with it. I couldn't help but feel sad as to the loss of Robin Williams after watching this magnificent performance he and all the others give. I intend to purchase more copies for friends as it's a beautiful film expertly done with depth and beauty and even some controled lovely humor and worth every penny of the cost. I have now watched it three times and know I shall watch it more. Thank you for making this beautiful film available.
Doukasa Doukasa
brilliantly acted, even though quite sad in many areas, due to the nature of why Jakob felt he had to lie. Have seen it several times, and will buy it for my kids for their birthdays this year.
Uste Uste
Jakob the Liar; Jakob develops from just trying to survive to learning to give hope to the damned citizens of the Nazi occupied city. Excellent work by Williams and the supporting stars brings tears as well as laughs to the viewer.

This is my favorite Robin Williams movie. He was such an excellent actor to go along with his comedic style.
This is an excellent movie which I would grade as 4.5. Robin Williams was wonderful in his dramatic role and the two-tier ending evoked both hurt and hope, for me. I have seen many World War II / Holocaust movies. It might be easy to look at the cover mosaic and dismiss it as just another movie of that genre. But this story rises above such a generalization [movie based on the book by Jurek Becker].