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Jakob the Liar (1999) Poster

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In order to be consistent with Nordic/Germanic pronunciations, Jakob's name would actually be pronounced "YAH-kopp". However, with Jakob being a Polish Jew, it's far more likely his name would have the Polish/polonized form, 'Jakub' (pronounced "YAH-kupp").
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Although thematically the film is very similar in tone and subject with Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful (1997), it actually started production well before the release of the Italian film.
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Nina Siemaszko's father was actually incarcerated in the Nazi concentration camp of Sachsenhausen during WWII.
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Armin Mueller-Stahl, who plays Dr. Kirschbaum (the Professor) was also in Jacob the Liar (1974) (upon which the 1999 film is based) as Roman Stahm, the brother of the character who was shot.
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Director Peter Kassovitz's son, Mathieu Kassovitz, has a small part in the film.
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The film takes place in 1944.
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