The Young Karl Marx

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Original title The Young Karl Marx
Category History, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2017
Production Country
Directors Raoul Peck
Cast August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele, Rolf Kanies, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Alexander Scheer, Marie Meinzenbach, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Wiebke Adam, Aran Bertetto, Ulrich Brandhoff, Ivan Franěk, Peter Benedict
Distributor ICA Films Distribution


At the age of 26, Karl Marx embarks with his wife Jenny on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who has studied the sordid beginnings of the English proletariat. Engels, somewhat of a dandy, brings Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they preside over the birth of the labour movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This grows into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men from wealthy families. The Young Karl Marx tells the story of these extraordinary events.