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Jakob der Lügner DEFA Studio für Spielfilme, Gruppe Johannisthal und Fernsehen der DDR ; eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion in Zusammenarbeit mit Filmové studio Barrandov ; Buch, Jurek Becker ; Produktionsleitung, Herbert Ehler ; Regie, Frank Beyer.

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    Trapped in a ghetto with thousands of other Jews facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at the local Gestapo headquarters. Eavesdropping, he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. A simple, somewhat dour man, the stubble-bearded Jacob suddenly becomes a hero as old friends and neighbors flock to him, pressing for information about the latest reports. Jacob feels compelled to make up stories to keep up the spirits of his comrades.
    Other Title
    Regisseur Frank Beyer.
    Variant Title
    Jacob the liar
    Icestorm International classics
    Icestorm International classics.
    Northampton, MA : Icestorm International, c1999
    Other Authors/Editors
    Beyer, Frank, 1932-2006.
    Ehler, Herbert.
    Becker, Jurek, 1937-1997.
    Brodský, Vlastimil.
    Mueller-Stahl, Armin, 1930-
    Geschonneck, Erwin, 1906-2008.
    Hübchen, Henry, 1947-
    Kommerell, Blanche.
    Simon, Manuela.
    Bara, Margit, 1927-
    Kasten, Ullrich.
    Schenk, Ralf, 1956-
    DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme. Gruppe Johannisthal.
    Fernsehen der DDR.
    Filmové studio Barrandov.
    Icestorm International, Inc.
    Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
    "Icestorm International classics"--Container.
    Includes documentary about director Frank Beyer: Der Regisseur Frank Beyer = Film director Frank Beyer / ein film von Ullrich Kasten u. Ralf Schenk (60 min.) and an introductory trailer of DEFA films (12 min.).
    Director of photography, Günter Marczinkowsky ; music, Joachim Werzlau ; editing, Rita Hiller ; scenario editor, Gerd Gericke.
    Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell, Manuela Simon, Margit Bara.
    MPAA rating: Not rated.
    German with English, Spanish, French and Hebrew subtitles.

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    1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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