In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Jakob (Robin Williams), the owner of a long-closed caf‚ in the Jewish ghetto, accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against the Germans. The next day, Jakob whispers his secret good news to two despondent friends. As the news spreads, so does a rumor-Jakob must have a radio, an offense punishable by death. Despite the danger, Jakob continues to relay fictitious news bulletins about... Full synopsis »
September 24, 1999
Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images
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