The Young Karl Marx (2017)

At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps) on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English proletariat class. Engels 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 will preside over the birth of the labor movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow 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.

Genres: Biography | Drama | History

Country: France | Belgium | Germany

Language: German | French | English

Release Date: 2 March 2017 (Germany)

Filming Locations: France

Director: Raoul Peck

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer (screenplay),  Raoul Peck (screenplay)

Stars: August Diehl,  Stefan Konarske,  Vicky Krieps

Review Scores

  • IMDb Rating - 7
  • Metacritic Rating - 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating - 5
  • Want to see - 7