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The 3 Penny Opera

The 3 Penny Opera

1931
Comedy
Drama
1h 52m
In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (imdb)
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The 3 Penny Opera

1931
Comedy
Drama
1h 52m
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Rated 24 Jul 2010
82
73rd
I liked this a bit more than Pandora's Box, it's more fun. Those Kurt Weill tunes are terrific, I love the sort of freewheeling creakiness they seem to have. The whole thing is very evocative of a specific time and place (although the place is somehow both German and British). Very enjoyable performances from all involved, and some impressive camerawork. A light-hearted story with a cynical edge.
Rated 27 Mar 2014
78
67th
Kapitalist sistemi, "al gülüm-ver gülüm"lerini perdeye yansıtmada başarılı. Ama bunu yaparken işçi sınıfını simgeleyen dilencileri biraz arka planda bırakıyor. Brecht'in oyunun da bu durum daha farklı olabilir.
Rated 12 Jul 2010
4
55th
Wonderful cinematography & musical numbers. In fact, I'm fond of many moments and ideas here, but a few performances are still dreadfully in the silent era, and the narrative takes some time to get going.
Rated 05 Apr 2008
85
81st
A very entertaining movie with charming performances and pretty strong songs. It starts off with a dark edge and, while it dulls as the movie progresses, it keeps that core all the way through to the solid ending.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
67
47th
# 658
Rated 03 Mar 2013
80
65th
A crítica social do filme, embora amansada pelo tom cômico-musical, é bem interessante. Retrata-se o quão a atividade criminosa é compatível com a estrutura capitalista, com um lord dos mendigos ("o homem mais pobre do mundo") e o "romântico" jack the knife. Embora o poder da massa é enorme (cena da coroação), mostra-se como ela é totalmente dominada pelos chefes ("eles não sabem que precisamos deles").
Rated 19 Dec 2008
67
34th
666
Rated 18 Jun 2008
72
81st
Score based on distant memory.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
91
73rd
Huh so this is where that song comes from. Neat.
Rated 22 Feb 2016
15
81st
Star Rating: ★★★★
Rated 06 Jan 2014
88
84th
Grande musical que une as músicas de primeiríssima qualidade de Weill com a crítica social de Brecht e as imagens impecáveis de Pabst.
Rated 31 Jul 2022
64
66th
good movie
Rated 15 Jan 2010
67
34th
658
Rated 29 Nov 2011
30
17th
seemed way to plain and dull compared to the vision imagined by Brecht! Where are all the self-referential signs, one might ask? Where Brechts vision is somewhat colorfull and bright, the film is a bit un-involving bordering the boring. It feels like they shouldn't have adapted the play, because Brechts form-language, at the time, wasn't adaptable. Beautiful orchestrated tracking shots isn't enough to make this film float.
Rated 02 Jul 2007
93
82nd
A couple of the transitions into the songs are awkward, but the pacing is so wonderfully set so that the film is constantly entertaining and doesn't feel at all like a near two hour film. The songs themselves (Particularly "Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny") are just flat out entertaining
Rated 23 Oct 2015
6
40th
A bitter socialist musical. Right.
Rated 11 Dec 2012
70
96th
A wonderful movie at times. Especially visually and the characterization of the roles by the german cast. Much better then the french version that was filmed parallel on the same production with different actors. A very humorously sleazy movie in it's underworld story. Not all that exciting and sometimes a little slow in it's storytelling, but a lot of moments that'll make one smile with the trio of Rudolf Forster, Fritz Rasp and Reinhold Schünzel playing their parts fantastically.
Rated 01 Dec 2011
67
34th
#659
Rated 07 Oct 2015
36
14th
It's a great story filmed beautifully (those famous German shadows...). However it suffers from several common problems of the silent-to-sound transition era, most notably too sparse (or almost non-existent) sound design and a glacial tempo which means much of the humor loses it's punch. It's still well worth watching and gets better as it goes along.
Rated 16 Mar 2014
95
93rd
Top Notch. Rudolf Forster gives a captivating performance as Mack the Knife.

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