GER24 Jacob the Liar

GER24 Jacob the Liar

GER24 Jacob the Liar

Based on the novel by Jurek Becker, this 4K restoration of the influential 1974 production is set within a Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. There we meet Jacob Heym, portrayed by Vlastimil Brodský, a Jewish man who accidentally overhears a radio broadcast suggesting the approaching Soviet liberation.

Fearing retribution, Jacob decides to share the fictional news of the Allies' progress with his fellow ghetto residents, providing them with a glimmer of hope amidst the harsh reality.

Exploring the psychological impact of hope and the power of storytelling in the face of despair, this poignant and tragicomic drama shows the human spirit's resilience in the darkest times.

The film was well-received internationally and earned critical acclaim for its compelling narrative and Brodský's powerful performance. The themes of deception, hope, and the human will to survive make Jacob the Liar a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant film that reflects on the complexities of life during persecution and war.

WINNER - Silver Berlin Bear (Best Actor), Interfilm Award, Berlin International Film Festival 1975
NOMINEE - Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 1977
NOMINEE - Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 1975

"Extraordinary film.” - San Francisco Chronicle
Rating: E18+
Runtime: 100 mins

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