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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) | 2 more credits »
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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 Bert Aran Bert ... Paddy (as Aran Bertetto)
Ronald Beurms Ronald Beurms ... Officer
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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:

EUR9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,097, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$125,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,870,373
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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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Trivia

Canadian censorship visa # 407735. See more »

Quotes

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: [to Marx] Do not be like Luther who, after destroying Catholic dogma, founded an equally intolerant religion.
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One of the best political biographies in years.
30 April 2018 | by jmsdxtr-215-978064See all my reviews

When an honest film like this gets 6.5 stars on IMDB and The Avengers: Infinity Wars get 9.1, it shows that there is something terribly wrong with the ranking system on this site. A thinking film that captures the emotional, social and political complexity of mid-nineteenth industrial European radicalism is something to be truly cherished in this age of the vomit and mind numbing putridity coming from the nightmare factory of popular culture. That's all I need to say. Just watch this film.


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