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Jakob The Liar

Jacob and his other Jewish neighbors find it hard to get hold of a piece of bread, let alone a hot meal, in their enclosed Polish ghetto. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 24 Sep 1999
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Are there times when lying is justified by the hope it may bring (as it was portrayed in this movie).

Are the comedic actions of the characters in this movie consistent with the stress and emotions they would have been feeling?

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