Jakob der Lügner [videorecording] = Jacob the liar / DEFA Studio für Spielfilme, Gruppe Johannisthal und Fernsehen der DDR ; eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion in Zusammenarbeit mit Filmové studio Barrandov ; regie, Frank Beyer ; produktionsleitung, Herbert Ehler ; dramaturg, Gerd Gericke.

Other Title:
Jacob the liar [videorecording]
[United States] : First Run Features ; [Northampton, Mass.] : Icestorm International, c1999.
Icestorm International classics.
Icestorm International classics
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Becker, Jurek, 1937-1997 -- Film adaptations.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Poland -- Drama.
Jewish ghettos -- Poland -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
War films.
Motion pictures, German.
In German; optional English, Spanish, French and Hebrew subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; MPEG 2 stereo.
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.
Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell, Manuela Simon, Margit Bara.
Director of photography, Günter Marczinkowsky; editor, Rita Hiller; music, Joachim Werzlau.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1974.
Based on Jakob der Lügner / [by] Jurek Becker.
Special features: 60 minute documentary of director Frank Beyer; 12 minute introductory trailer of DEFA films; biographies, pictures and more.
Aspect ratio 4:3.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Seymour Wishman and First Run Features.
Penn Provenance:
Wishman, Seymour (donor)
Beyer, Frank, 1932-2006. , Director
Gericke, Gerd. , Adapter, Screenwriter
Ehler, Herbert. , Producer
Brodský, Vlastimil. , Actor
Mueller-Stahl, Armin, 1930- , Actor
Geschonneck, Erwin, 1906-2008. , Actor
Hübchen, Henry, 1947- , Actor
Kommerell, Blanche. , Actor
Simon, Manuela. , Actor
Bara, Margit, 1927- , Actor
Werzlau, Joachim. , Composer
Becker, Jurek, 1937-1997. , Adapter, Screenwriter, Author
Seymour Wishman First Run Features Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme. Gruppe Johannisthal , Producer
Fernsehen der DDR. , Producer
Filmové studio Barrandov. , Producer
Icestorm International, Inc. , Distributor
First-Run Features (Firm) , Distributor
Publisher Number:
FRF 908325D First Run Features
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