Jakob the Liar is a 1999 English-language Drama War movie written by Jurek Becker, Peter Kassovitz and Didier Decoin. The movie is directed by Peter Kassovitz and produced by Steven Haft and Marsha Garces Williams under the banner of Blue Wolf Productions in collaboration with Kasso Inc. In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew.. Jakob the liar stars Robin Williams in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Hannah Taylor Gordon, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-stahl and Liev Schreiber. The screenplay is written by Peter Kassovitz and Didier Decoin which is inspired from Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker. The music was composed by Edward Shearmur. Cinematography was done by Elem r Rag lyi and editing by Claire Simpson. The movie has a running time of 120 min. It was released on 24th September 1999. Jakob the Liar was made on a budget of $45 million and at the box office it grossed only $4 million. Distribution rights for the motion picture were acquired by Columbia Pictures.
Drama , War
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