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The Young Karl Marx (18*)

Karl Marx

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, are brought to life in political conversations between Paris, Brussels and London.

Between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, Karl Marx (August Diehl) and Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske) meet in Paris in 1844, and together, become defining voices for the burgeoning labour movement. Expect fiery exchanges of ideas over drunken bonding sessions, nurturing support from their adoring partners and masses of righteous indignation at the social inequalities magnified by the industrial revolution.

This humanising period drama from director Raoul Peck's (I Am Not Your Negro) tracks the lives of these radical young philosophers from their first meeting through to writing The Communist Manifesto, and the flying sparks that helped ignite and inspire the most significant theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance.

Featuring Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) as Jenny Marx.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

Germany 2017 Dir Raoul Peck 118 min

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