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Jiri Menzel

Opera zebracka (The Beggar's Opera)

Edition 1992
94' - 1991 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Jiri Menzel Composer: Jan Klusák With: Josef Abrhám, Marián Labuda, Nina Divísková
Beller known in Brecht's version retitled as 'The Threepenny Opera, Vaclav Havel updated this John Gay classic to communist Czechoslovakia in the 70s. His sharp wit and multilayered dialog turned against the generally prevailing distorted morale, but its comical tone made it attractive to the genera! audience. Bul Havel's rich philosophizing equating the Communist party with the mafia underworld drove him into hiding, so that his name could not even appear on the theater
repertoire. Today Jiri Menzel found it somewhat easier to produce. After a successful run in Prague, he decided to make it into a film.

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Credits

Director

Jiri Menzel

Composer

Jan Klusák

With

Josef Abrhám, Marián Labuda, Nina Divísková

Scenario

Jiri Menzel, John Gay

Director of Photography

Jaromir Sofr

Editor

Jiri Brozek

Producer

Jiri Menzel, Jan Suster

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czechoslovakia

Screenplay based on

Václav Havel

Year

1991

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