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Feature film, dir. by Joachim A. Lang
Germany, 2018, 129 min

LITFILM 2020: 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. FOR THE FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP, GO HERE.

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