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120 min.
Rated: 12 Movie-rating:: 8 of 10
Genres: Comedy, Drama, History, War,
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Writer: Jurek Becker
Didier Decoin
Marsha Garces Williams
Music: Ed Shearmur
Cast: Robin Williams, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint, Justus von Dohnányi, Kathleen Gati, Bob Balaban, Alan Arkin, Michael Jeter, Mark Margolis, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams,
Keywords: jew, ghetto, german, nazi, war, world,

Story:1994 in Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the Nazi commander, Jakob overhears a radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the Jakob shares this information with a friend and by doing so rises new hope.


Awards:Golden Trailer Award Nomination for Best Drama (1999)
Production Companies:Columbia Pictures
Blue Wolf
Kasso Inc. Productions
Budget:15 Mio. USD
Box Office Gross:4.956401 Mio. USD
Box Office Weekend:2.056647 Mio. USD
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