[REL] Jakob, der Lügner AKA Jacob the Liar (1974)

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[REL] Jakob, der Lügner AKA Jacob the Liar (1974)

Post by Rich »   8 likes

Jakob, der Lügner (1975)

The inspiration for the 1999 Robin Williams comedy Jakob the Liar didn't come from Roberto Begnini's acclaimed tragifarce Life Is Beautiful; it's a remake of a 1976 German film. Curiously enough, the original wasn't so much a comedy as a wistful, sad drama of the human spirit buoyed by memories, fantasies, and a lie that takes on a life of its own. Set in the waning days of the Warsaw ghetto when the Polish Jews have all but given up hope as the population dwindles and rumors fly, sad sack Jakob (Vlastimil Brodsky) overhears news of a Russian advance on a nearby German town while detained at the police station.

Because no one will believe he survived a visit to the Nazi police, he makes up a story of a hidden radio. News of Jakob's secret spreads like wildfire through the town, lifting spirits and starting debates, and he's forced to start making up news to keep the neighbors satisfied. In the film's most touching scene, Jakob creates a mock broadcast for the orphaned girl he looks after. She peeks around the corner to see his handiwork, then chooses to believe the fantasy instead and sits back down to enjoy his stories. Frank Beyer's picture, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1977, becomes a quiet, gently ironic tale about the need to believe, against all evidence. --Sean Axmaker
http://www.dreamstarlets.com/lobby/main ... jakob.html

The English title is used so I am assuming either dubbing or hopefully subs...

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Rich :)

p.s. could be the 1999 version...

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Re: [REL] Jakob, der Lügner (1975/1999)

Post by ARTHORIUS »   13 likes

This is the 1975 version confirmed ;) ...German language


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Enjoy from ART :thumbsup

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Re: [REL] Jakob, der Lügner (1975/1999)

Post by abel »   0 likes

Hope it is really a 1975 version, mainly because of superb acting of Czech actor Vlastimil Brodský.
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Re: [REL] Jakob, der Lügner (1975/1999)

Post by deadarise »   0 likes

cool :cool I'm downloading this now!
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Re: [REL] Jakob, der Lügner (1975/1999)

Post by Warg »   18 likes

Quality upgrade (Art's version is 512x384) ...

AVI, 608x448, 01:36:05 h, German audio no subs, 999 MB
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BTW: The year should be corrected - Art ensured his version is the movie of 1975 and so is my version. Only question is if not 1975 should be corrected to 1974: theatrical release was April, 17th 1975 but the movie was already aired on GDR TV on December, 22 1974 (IMDb) ...
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