The Young Karl Marx
The Young Karl Marx

The Young Karl Marx 15 S

Film

Please note: This was screened in May 2018

Director:
Raoul Peck
Cast:
August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps
Duration:
118 mins, Subtitled, 2017,  France | Belgium | Germany

Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) returns with this intelligent period drama about the early days of the friendship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as they struggle to establish the Communist League and complete the Communist Manifesto.

August Diehl is the inexperienced 20-something Karl Marx, living in exile in Paris, when he finds an intellectual love-match with Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske). They soon become enthralled with each other's ideas, and their nightly strategy sessions form the basis of what was to become the Manifesto.

A cerebral and gripping celebration of ideas (and talk - there is a lot of talk!), this is an engrossing look into the birth of Communism - and of the two young men that will change the world.