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The Threepenny Opera

Die 3 Groschen-Oper

Directed by G.W. Pabst
Germany, 1931
Drama, Musical


Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. Set to Kurt Weill’s irresistible score, this remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.

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The Threepenny Opera Directed by G.W. Pabst

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


National Board of Review

1931 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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