Not being a particular fan of Robin Williams but having a keen interest in World War Two and the Jewish Holocaust,i took a chance on this more in hope than anticipation.
I was pleasantly suprised by both the film and William's performance.
Williams plays a poor Jewish cafe owner [Jacob],in Nazi occupied Poland during World War 2.
Whilst in the Ghetto,Jacob accidently overhears a forbidden news bulletin signalling Soviet military success against German forces.
When the news is spread throughout the Ghetto,Jacob notices a lift in spirits so he decides to relay fictitios news bullitins to keep morale high.
This must mean one thing,Jacob must have a radio,an offence punishable by death if the Germans find out.
This film has moments of sadness and humour that will make you both laugh and cry with a real sting in the tale in the end.