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  • Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film (2018)
  • 130 min | Biography, Drama
Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film (2018)
130 min | Biography, Drama

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". However, Brecht refuses to play by ...See moreAgainst 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". However, Brecht 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. A poet directing reality. That has never happened before. Written by Beta Film GmbH See less
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Director
Writers
Joachim Lang (screenplay) | Bertolt Brecht (after "Die Dreigroschenoper") | Kurt Weill (after "Die Dreigroschenoper") | Elisabeth Hauptmann
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Release date
Jan 20, 2019 (United States)

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41 cast members
Name Known for
Lars Eidinger
Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht   See fewer
Tobias Moretti
Macheath Macheath   See fewer
Hannah Herzsprung
Carola Neher / Polly Carola Neher / Polly   See fewer
Joachim Król
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum   See fewer
Claudia Michelsen
Frau Peachum Frau Peachum   See fewer
Christian Redl
Tiger Brown Tiger Brown   See fewer
Robert Stadlober
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill   See fewer
Britta Hammelstein
Lotte Lenja / Jenny Lotte Lenja / Jenny   See fewer
Peri Baumeister
Elisabeth Hauptmann Elisabeth Hauptmann   See fewer
Meike Droste
Helene Weigel Helene Weigel   See fewer
Godehard Giese
Seymour Nebenzahl Seymour Nebenzahl   See fewer
Paul Schlase
Münzmatthias Münzmatthias   See fewer
Jesse Albert
Sägerobert Sägerobert   See fewer
Marcus Calvin
Konstabler Smith Konstabler Smith   See fewer
Daniel Drewes
Caspar Neher Caspar Neher   See fewer
Robert Dölle
Richter Weigert Richter Weigert   See fewer
Josef Hofmann
Ludwig Scheer Ludwig Scheer   See fewer
Martin Thiel
Maschinendirektor Sachs Maschinendirektor Sachs   See fewer
Hanno Friedrich
Journalist - Bar Journalist - Bar   See fewer
Morgane Ferru
Journalistin Journalistin   See fewer
Max Raabe
Moritatensänger Moritatensänger   See fewer
Daniela Achtert
Swinging Girl / Slightly Dressed Girl / Picnic Girl (uncredited) Swinging Girl / Slightly Dressed Girl / Picnic Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Bertolt Brecht
Self (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Henry Buchmann
Brothel visitor (uncredited) Brothel visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Carlier
Hoodlum (uncredited) Hoodlum (uncredited)   See fewer
Truus de Boer
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
Soete De Dapper
Theatre audience (uncredited) Theatre audience (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom De Vreese
Hoodlum (uncredited) Hoodlum (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara Hellemans
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
Filip Hellemans
British constable (uncredited) British constable (uncredited)   See fewer
Christian Hockenbrink
Ernst Josef Aufricht (uncredited) Ernst Josef Aufricht (uncredited)   See fewer
Johannes Jannasch
Spekulant (uncredited) Spekulant (uncredited)   See fewer
Roland Javornik
Singer of Dreigroschenband (uncredited) Singer of Dreigroschenband (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Magnus
Metropolitan Police Constable (uncredited) Metropolitan Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
Stefan Müller-Doriat
Spekulant (uncredited) Spekulant (uncredited)   See fewer
Dirk Ossig
Journalist (uncredited) Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Benno Steinegger
Thief (uncredited) Thief (uncredited)   See fewer
Jurgen Van Haver
Beggar (uncredited) Beggar (uncredited)   See fewer
Anton Zwijsen
Banker / Robber / Singer in Choir (uncredited) Banker / Robber / Singer in Choir (uncredited)   See fewer
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