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Title Jacob the liar [(DVD) videorecording] = 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 Info. Northampton, MA : Icestorm International, [1999]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  GERMAN JAC    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Icestorm International classics.
System Details DVD, full screen, NTSC, region 1, MPEG 2 stereo.
Language German with English, Spanish, French and Hebrew subtitles.
Cast Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell, Manuela Simon, Margit Bara.
Credits Director of photography, Günter Marczinkowsky ; music, Joachim Werzlau ; editing, Rita Hiller ; scenario editor, Gerd Gericke.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Trapped in a Polish 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.
Note Includes documentary about director Frank Beyer: Der Regisseur Frank Beyer = Film director Frank Beyer / ein film von Ullrich Kasten u. Ralf Schenk (60 min.) and an introductory trailer of DEFA films (12 min.).
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Poland -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jewish ghettos -- Poland -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Beyer, Frank, 1932-2006.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Germany.
Motion pictures, German.
War films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Beyer, Frank, 1932-2006.
Ehler, Herbert.
Becker, Jurek, 1937-1997.
Brodský, Vlastimil.
Mueller-Stahl, Armin, 1930-
Geschonneck, Erwin, 1906-2008.
Hübchen, Henry, 1947-
Kommerell, Blanche.
Simon, Manuela.
Bara, Margit, 1927-
Kasten, Ullrich.
Schenk, Ralf, 1956-
DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme. Gruppe Johannisthal.
Fernsehen der DDR.
Filmové studio Barrandov.
Icestorm International, Inc.
Added Title Jacob the liar
Jakob der Lügner
Regisseur Frank Beyer.
Film director Frank Beyer.
Standard No. 679126908325
Music No. 69083 Icestorm International, Inc.
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