MOVIE NIGHT-JAKOB THE LIAR

Jacob the liar (1999)

Screening on Wed. 4th of November 2009, 8pm, German House

Looking forward to seeing YOU!

 

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In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Jakob (Robin Williams), the owner of a long-closed café 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 Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the inhabitants of the ghetto-the suicide rate drops, spirits are lifted and optimism is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio, however, and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it…

Movie Night Schedule

German House Movie NightThe German House hosts movie nights bi-weekly (every other Wednesday) at 8 pm in the Bice House.  Come by for an entertaining film with commentary as well as light refreshments and conversation.

Erkan & Stefan 23.09.09

Erkan & Stefan (a stand up duo from Munich) are assigned as bodyguards for the beautiful Nina. Having no training, they run from one comedic disaster to another as they come between the frontlines of the CIA and BND.

Die Blechtrommel 7.10.09

Oskar decides to stop growing when he is three years old as a protest against the absurdities of the world around him. Based on Gunter Grass’s celebrated novel which uses magical realism to capture the madness of war and the folly of the people who made it possible.

Schultze Gets the Blues 21.10.09

Schultze is a recently unemployed miner and a passionate Polka accordion player. After hearing a blues tune on the radio for the first time, he decides to journey to the heart of the blues: Louisana, though he has little knowledge of the English language.

Jakob, der Lügner 4.11.09

Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews facing starvation or death camps, Jakob overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. After passing on the good news, Jakob feels compelled to make up stories to keep up morale.

Raumpatrouille Orion 18.11.09

A 90 minute made-for-theater edit of the 1968 German SciFi show „The Adventures of the Spaceship Orion“ combines several of the 7 original episodes into one story line and gives a glimpse into the charm and cult factor of what is often referred to as the „German Star Trek.“

Feuerzangenbowle 2.12.09

On a bet, a well known author returns to school and poses as a schoolboy. Once there, he and his friends play many tricks on the teachers.