Le jeune Karl Marx
Cert: cert tbc
Raoul Peck / France/Belgium/Germany 2017 / 1h58m / Digital / German, French and English with English subtitles
Cast: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele, Alexander Scheer.
At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps) on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), 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. Raoul Peck ('I Am Not Your Negro') directs this bracing and intellectual period biopic.