After the outstanding global success of "The Threepenny Opera", the cinema wants to win over the play's celebrated author. But Bertolt Brecht (Lars Eidinger) is not prepared to play by the rules of the film industry. His idea of the "Threepenny Film" is radical, uncompromising, political, pointed. He wants to make a completely new kind of film, and knows that the production company
will never go for it. They are only interested in box office success. While the fight between the London gangster Macheath (Tobias Moretti) and the head of the begging mafia Peachum (Joachim Król) begins to take shape before the author's eyes in his film version of The Threepenny Opera, Brecht seeks a public confrontation. He takes the production company to court to prove that money interests prevail over his right as an author... A poet stages reality - That has never happened before!