Jakob the Liar 24 years old

When all hope was lost, he invented it.

Jakob the Liar

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto.


Jakob the Liar Cast

Name Character
Liev Schreiber He was 31, now 56 years old as Mischa
Robin Williams He was 48, 63 years old when he died as Jakob Heym
Alan Arkin He was 65, now 90 years old as Max Frenkfurter
Mark Margolis He was 59, now 84 years old as Fajngold
Hannah Taylor-Gordon She was 12, now 37 years old as Lina Kronstein
Armin Mueller-Stahl He was 68, now 93 years old as Prof. Dr. Kirschbaum
Bob Balaban He was 54, now 78 years old as Kowalsky
Michael Jeter He was 47, 50 years old when he died as Avron
Kathleen Gati She was 42, now 66 years old as Hocker
Justus von Dohnányi He was 38, now 63 years old as Preuss
Éva Igó She was 43, now 68 years old as Lina's Mother
István Bálint He was 56, 64 years old when he died as Linas's Father

Jakob the Liar Crew

Name Department
Ed Shearmur as Original Music Composer. He was 33 (now 58) years old Sound
Steven Haft as Producer. He was 50 (now 75) years old Production
Suzanne Smith as Casting. Production
Kerry Barden as Casting. Production
Claire Simpson as Editor. She was 0 (now 24) years old Editing
Luciana Arrighi as Production Design. She was 59 (now 84) years old Art
Elemér Ragályi as Director of Photography. He was 60 (now 85) years old Camera
Wieslawa Starska as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Maja Gawinska as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Katalin Jakots as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Peter Kassovitz as Director. He was 60 (now 85) years old Directing
Cheri Minns as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Nada Pinter as Script Supervisor. Directing
Jakob the Liar poster
Jakob the Liar (24 years)

When all hope was lost, he invented it.

  • Release day: Thursday, September 16, 1999
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Budget: 45000000.00
  • Revenue: 4956701.00