"Jacob the Liar"
Directed by Frank Beyer
The residents of a Polish ghetto during World War II live without hope,
facing starvation or deportation to the Nazi death camps until Jacob
begins to use his gift of storytelling to pass on good, though mostly
false, news. But even the hope he inspires cannot change the heartbreaking
fate of his neighbors. A touching blend of humor and tragedy. Vlastimil
Brodsky won Best Actor honors at the Berlin International Film Festival
and the film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language
Film. With Armin Mueller-Stahl in a supporting role. From East Germany. German with English
subtitles. 96 minutes.