UKJF: The Young Karl Marx

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Directed by Raoul Peck| 2017 | France, Germany, Belgium | French and German with English subtitles | Starring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps | 118mins

The meeting of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is dramatised in this acclaimed new biopic.

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 unorganised. 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. The Young Karl Marx tells the story of these extraordinary events.

“4 stars - It gives you a real sense of what radical politics was about…absorbing and even gripping” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Please note that this is a partner event organised by JW3 and UKJF and as such your data will be held by both organisations.

 

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