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Jakob the LiarThis role must have hit Williams right in his sensitive-man sweet spot: He gets to cry and dance with children, mug and display innocent wonder. As ...Jakob the LiarComedy, DramaPT120MPG-13This role must have hit Williams right in his sensitive-man sweet spot: He gets to cry and dance with children, mug and display innocent wonder. As ...2000-03-24Bob Balaban
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Jakob the Liar

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Alan Arkin, Robin Williams, Bob Balaban; Director: Peter Kassovitz; Author: Peter Kassovitz; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: PG-13

This role must have hit Williams right in his sensitive-man sweet spot: He gets to cry and dance with children, mug and display innocent wonder. As Jakob Heym — a Polish Jew who brings hope to the WWII ghetto by projecting good news from a nonexistent radio — he also gets to be kinda annoying. C-