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Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film (2018)

Dreigroschenfilm (original title)
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Against many odds, Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" becomes a phenomenal success. The film industry picks up the scent and seeks to make the master direct a film version of his "play... See full summary »

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Joachim Lang

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Joachim Lang (screenplay), Bertolt Brecht (after "Die Dreigroschenoper") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniela Achtert Daniela Achtert ... Swinging Girl / Slightly Dressed Girl / Picnic Girl (as Noise Noire)
Jesse Albert ... Sägerobert
Peri Baumeister ... Elisabeth Hauptmann
Christian Bronchart Christian Bronchart ... Double Lars Eidinger Bertold Brecht
Henry Buchmann ... Brothel visitor
Marcus Calvin ... Konstabler Smith
Dick Carlier ... Hoodlum
Truus de Boer ... Prostitute
Soete De Dapper Soete De Dapper ... Theatre audience
Tom De Vreese Tom De Vreese ... Hoodlum
Daniel Drewes Daniel Drewes ... Caspar Neher
Meike Droste ... Helene Weigl
Robert Dölle ... Richter Weigert
Lars Eidinger ... Berthold Brecht
Morgane Ferru ... Journalist
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Against many odds, Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" becomes a phenomenal success. The film industry picks up the scent and seeks to make the master direct a film version of his "play with music". Brecht though refuses to play by their rules. While the studio wants to censor the "filth" and tuck at the heart strings to cash in on the success, the author wants to make nothing less than a completely new kind of film. A socialist critique on capitalism, staged as a conflict between Mack the Knife, a London gangster, and Peachum, the head of the beggars' mafia. And Brecht does not bow down; he takes the producers to court in order to prove that the moneyed interests are prevailing over his right as an author - and the right of the audience. Provocative, outrageously colorful and merging fact with the fictional and the visionary, Brecht's "true" Threepennyfilm comes to life before the author's eyes. A film that was never made. An artist who challenges the industry and audience alike.... Written by Beta Film GmbH

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Watch the master direct reality.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Germany | Belgium

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 September 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mackie Messer - Brechts Dreigroschenfilm See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$924,336
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The Threepenny Opera is a play by Bertolt Brecht with music by Kurt Weill. See more »

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References The 3 Penny Opera (1931) See more »

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I love this movie!!!
13 September 2018 | by Petra_HuberSee all my reviews

I love this movie!!! He is strong, powerful and full of life. An absolute must-see!


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