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The Young Karl Marx


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The Young Karl Marx

The year is 1844 and Karl Marx (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds) is a 26-year-old exile living with his wife, Jenny (Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread) in Paris. When he first encounters the slightly younger Friedrich Engels, he is wary, dismissing the well-to-do son of a factory owner as nothing more than a dandy. But Engels, who has just published a study on the miserable impoverishment of the English proletariat, has long since begun to distance himself from his own class. Engels research and resources provide the missing piece of the puzzle that composes Marx’s new vision for the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement, turning far-flung and unorganized idealists and dreamers into a united force with a common goal. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) crafts a compelling and insightful historical drama that is, “both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited” (New York Times)

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