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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

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-0559

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
Series
Icestorm International classics
Icestorm International classics.
Format
Projected medium
Published
Northampton, MA : Icestorm International, c1999
Locale
Poland
Germany
Language
German
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