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The 3 Penny Opera ()

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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)

Genre: Musical

AKA: Die 3 Groschen-Oper, The Threepenny Opera

Country: Germany

Directed By: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Written By: Béla Balázs, Bertolt Brecht

Starring: Fritz Rasp, Reinhold Schünzel, Lotte Lenya, Valeska Gert, Rudolf Forster, Carola Neher

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The 3 Penny Opera belongs to 29 collections
1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 125 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2014 revision) (public: moderated by Jehan - 26 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
6. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
7. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2013 revision) (public: moderated by rant1229 - 15 stars)
8. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
9. Adapted from a play/based on a play (public: moderated by djross - 11 stars)
10. The Obscure, the Forgotten, and the Unloved (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 11 stars)
11. International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 9 stars)
12. List: Taschen (public: moderated by KasperL - 6 stars)
13. David Thomson's 1000 Films (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 6 stars)
14. London (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
15. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2007 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 3 stars)
16. Top 100 German films (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 2 stars)
17. Akira Kurosawa's Top 100 Films (public: moderated by CCLZA - 1 star)
18. Full Unemployment Cinema (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer)
20. Djross musical or dance movie of the year (private: djross - 2 stars)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Apr 10 mate_cosido
85 69%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
70 63%
Feb 19 bones_r
60 32%
Jan 13 sissyboy911
75 66%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
70 69%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
60 49%
Oct 21, 2017 sosadetz
65 46%
Sep 10, 2017 filmcricket
71 75%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
90 74%
Jul 22, 2017 Ummagumma
75 34%
Mar 27, 2017 Lilarcor Lilarcor
75 50%
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
73 88%
Dec 22, 2016 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
84 74%
Aug 18, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
35 25%
Jul 22, 2016 samkoseoglu
70 61%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80 89%
Feb 21, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
15 73%
Star Rating: ★★★★
Dec 26, 2015 tommy_leazaq
54 42%
Dec 18, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40 86%
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Dec 08, 2015 ehk2 ehk2
59 74%
Oct 23, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6 39%
A bitter socialist musical. Right.
Oct 11, 2015 panchovilla
74 48%
Oct 07, 2015 caffe
63 29%
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.
Jul 17, 2015 thirdeye42
71 48%
Jul 03, 2015 gargantua gargantua
75 70%
Jun 19, 2015 ManInBlack ManInBlack
6 37%
May 18, 2015 zetes
90 82%
Mar 19, 2015 Mikadzuki
63 39%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80 66%
Jan 10, 2015 Caracortada
60 38%
Dec 09, 2014 micmac_ii micmac
54 30%
Nov 14, 2014 strangelime
85 63%
Nov 09, 2014 3_Qs ???
70 57%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
80 78%
Jun 01, 2014 Melvelet
70 17%
Mar 27, 2014 guvolefou guvolefou
78 66%
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.
Mar 16, 2014 graveyardtan graveyardtan
95 93%
Top Notch. Rudolf Forster gives a captivating performance as Mack the Knife.
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
65 33%
Jan 06, 2014 fact100 fact100
75 76%
Jan 05, 2014 driscarpin driscarpin
88 84%
Grande musical que une as músicas de primeiríssima qualidade de Weill com a crítica social de Brecht e as imagens impecáveis de Pabst.
Jan 04, 2014 Fuentissimo Fuentissimo
15 7%
Dec 05, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
80 53%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80 85%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80 71%
Oct 05, 2013 umidgurbanov umidgurbanov
70 55%
Sep 14, 2013 Barkinson
50 39%
Sep 01, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
50 39%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70 68%
Jul 31, 2013 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100 %
Jul 28, 2013 sollochs
70 23%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60 20%
Jun 05, 2013 flowing flowing
22 10%
May 11, 2013 diracas
83 51%
Mar 03, 2013 Rey
80 66%
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").
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
70 64%
Jan 30, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
3 77%
Dec 10, 2012 PUNQ
70 96%
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.
Oct 28, 2012 Vmfs
5 22%
Oct 05, 2012 TMDaines TMDaines
80 73%
Sep 27, 2012 Judo_Koala Judo Koala
65 25%
Jul 24, 2012 Timmer
78 74%
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
65 36%
Jun 15, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
85 70%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
75 79%
May 03, 2012 T86g
85 76%
Feb 29, 2012 edaz
97 97%
Dec 20, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
65 76%
Dec 01, 2011 theyshoot11
67 33%
#659
Nov 29, 2011 Tjekhov Tjekhov
30 17%
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.
Nov 01, 2011 Veterini Veterini
82 79%
Jun 17, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
38 85%
May 12, 2011 Palomb
8 40%
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
73 53%
Mar 04, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
73 73%
Feb 02, 2011 dotCommunism
70 37%
Nov 21, 2010 winds winds
5 51%
Nov 10, 2010 authorial
75 37%
Oct 28, 2010 PerryStroika PerryStroika
64 56%
Oct 11, 2010 nunstrangler
43 16%
Sep 29, 2010 bood
75 55%
Sep 29, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
60 52%
Sep 26, 2010 Architeuthis
0 0%
Sep 07, 2010 jodamico jodamico
76 54%
Sep 06, 2010 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8 91%
Aug 18, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
75 70%
Jul 24, 2010 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
82 73%
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.
Jul 12, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
4 53%
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.
May 22, 2010 Cedar Plank
95 49%
May 14, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
78 86%
Feb 27, 2010 rudolf55
88 64%
Jan 14, 2010 theyshoot10
67 33%
658
Dec 22, 2009 jsim596
3 48%
Dec 09, 2009 WaitingScene WaitingScene
68 46%
Sep 30, 2009 postmodifier postmodifier
85 79%
Sep 28, 2009 PatsLondon Pats_London
89 88%
Sep 18, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65 66%
Aug 15, 2009 Badering Badering
87 79%
May 17, 2009 wokelstein wokelstein
94 89%
Apr 22, 2009 imdb imdb
75 83%
Apr 14, 2009 k8tr k8_tr
80 59%
Jan 17, 2009 1linerpixie 1linerpixie
70 9%
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
67 34%
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Oct 10, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
70 79%
Aug 20, 2008 jwest
85 85%
Aug 16, 2008 Siltem Siltem
70 77%
Aug 10, 2008 Dally Dally
90 87%
Jul 13, 2008 Antoine
91 85%
Jun 18, 2008 djross djross
70 76%
Apr 27, 2008 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
88 87%
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
6 79%
Apr 05, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
85 81%
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.
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
10 10%
Mar 02, 2008 theyshoot07
67 47%
# 658
Jul 02, 2007 willofgaia willofgaia
93 79%
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
Average Percentile 58.25% from 115 Rankings rss