Cross Rhythms Product Code: 128053
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Film
Cat. Code: DVUJL
Running Time (minutes): 97
Release Date: 04 Sep 2012
Based on a true story, Under Jakob's Ladder follows Jakob Seel (Jeff Stewart) and his experience as a German-Russian living in the Soviet Union at the outbreak of World War II. Under the new Communist regime, Jakob is dismissed from his post as the teacher and preacher in his village. When Jakob breaks a strict law by speaking in public at a funeral, he is taken away to a Soviet prison. There, a ruthless warden, Nikolai, can carry out his secret vendetta against the lowly teacher who humiliated his father, a chess grandmaster, 20 years ago.
While Jakob is unaware of Nikolai's identity as the grandmaster's son, little by little, Jakob begins to put the clues together. He also manages to make peace with his imprisonment and find the freedom he craves within the walls of his cell. Now, one chess match remains with the vengeful Nikolai, but will Jakob be able to escape the trap that awaits him?