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The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Le jeune Karl Marx (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 2 March 2017 (Germany)
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The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director:

Raoul Peck

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (screenplay), Raoul Peck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
August Diehl ... Karl Marx
Stefan Konarske Stefan Konarske ... Friedrich Engels
Vicky Krieps ... Jenny von Westphalen-Marx
Olivier Gourmet ... Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Hannah Steele ... Mary Burns
Alexander Scheer ... Wilhelm Weitling
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Arnold Ruge
Michael Brandner ... Joseph Moll
Ivan Franek ... Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ... Herr Engels
Marie Meinzenbach Marie Meinzenbach ... Lenchen
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Karl Grün
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wiebke Adam Wiebke Adam ... Frau Ruge
Aran Bertetto Aran Bertetto ... Paddy
Ulrich Brandhoff ... Herrmann Kriege
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Storyline

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist's son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx's new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police's repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.

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Country:

France | Belgium | Germany

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,097, 25 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,659, 17 May 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Canadian censorship visa # 407735. See more »

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Like a Rolling Stone
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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A boring attempt to present Karl Marx as one of the guys
9 April 2018 | by hessmontjSee all my reviews

If one is looking for a film which touts a boorish freeloader as an intellectual giant, then this might be a way to spend 2 hours of your life... For the remainder of us, we are better off cleaning the hardened gum from the bottom of our waste basket, as a much fancied alternative


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