A tragicomic Holocaust fable that's by turns silly, triumphant and achingly sad; in short, the film Robin Williams's JAKOB THE LIAR wanted to be. In a remote German hamlet in 1941, village idiot Schlomo (Lionel Abelanski) has a terrifying vision: The
Nazis are coming for his friends and neighbors, down to the last man, woman and child; when they're done, they'll burn the town to ashes. The rabbi and town elders heed Schlomo's vision God has been known to speak through fools but they can't conceive a course of action. "A train,"
offers Shlomo. The Germans are deporting Jews in trains; why not get their own train, run up some Nazi uniforms ("who are the...