Released September 24, 1999
In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against German forces. To combat the overwhelming depression and suicide that pervades the ghetto, Jakob tells fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants-spirits are lifted, hearts are refreshed and hope is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio, however, and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate itÂ…"