JAKOB THE LIAR (Theatrical Release USA 1999)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Jacob the Liar
—classic A -grade entertainment—revolves around the importance of hope against the background of World War II Polish ghetto conditions. The movie becomes outstanding due to the casting choices of Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, and Liev Schreiber. It’s a beautiful story with a message that does not pound itself into the pavement but allows progression to a bittersweet conclusion. The movie has heart, connects to a universal audience, states the human condition in such a manner that it provides a bridge between cultures. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A man figures a way to give hope to people who have lost hope due to prolonged stress over an unstable and uncertain future. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Peter Kassovitz for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Steven Haft and Marsha Garces Williams for making the film possible. Cast includes:  Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, and Liev Schreiber. 

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Yes. This is a very good watch and worth watching. There are sexual innuendos, but they are done in a manner similar to films of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. This is a 'do not miss ' movie.

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