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In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, poor Jewish café owner Jakob Heym (Oscar®-winner Robin Williams Best Supporting Actor, 1997, Good Will Hunting) accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military successes against German forces. To combat the overwhelming depression that pervades the ghetto, Jakob invents 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 optimism is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it. 

Extra Features

  • Audio Commentary by Director Peter Kassovitz
  • Isolated soundtrack with highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette with interviews by Robin Williams, Cast and Crew
  • Talent Profiles
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Eva Igo
  • Hannah Taylor Gordon
  • Robin Williams


  • Peter Kassovitz
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 116 min
  • Audio format 5.1
  • Region 4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English, German
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2544
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles English, Arabic, Czech, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Danish, Dutch
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