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Mack the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film

Still from Mac the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film (2018)

Still from Mac the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film (2018), © courtesy of the festival organizer

26.02.2020 - Article

LitFilm 2020, a Film Festival About Writers, presents Mack the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film, on March 19, 2020 at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center.

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LitFilm 2020, a Film Festival About Writers, presents Mack the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film, on Thursday March 19, 2020 at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center.

Mack the Knife: Brecht’s Threepenny Film
Feature film, dir. by Joachim A. Lang
Germany, 2018, 129 mins

Provocative, outrageously colorful and merging fact with fiction, Mack the Knife is about a film which was never made. Asked by the film industry to direct his phenomenally successful Threepenny Opera, German playwright Bertolt Brecht refuses to play by the rules. He makes a socialist critique of capitalism, staged as a conflict between Mack the Knife, a London gangster and Peachum, the head of the beggars' mafia – and takes the producers to court to prove that the moneyed interests are prevailing over his right as an author and the right of the audience

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