The Young Karl Marx

Feature Film

1844: In Germany, the votes of the (massive) oppressed intellectual opposition are growing louder. In France, the workers of the Faubourg St. Antoine once again are set in motion, they are the core of all revolutions. Even in England the people are passing on the street. But this is no longer just a question of overthrowing the king. In Manchester, the industrial revolution has its beginning. With 26 years, Karl Marx is with his wife Jenny already in exile in Paris. There he meets in 1844 the young Friedrich Engels, the son of a factory owner, dealing with the new phenomenon of impoverishment of the English proletariat.

The Dandy Engels represents the last piece of the puzzle Karl Marx is still missing to create his new view of the world. Despite censorship and police raids, riots and political takeovers, they succeed in making a decisive contribution to the birth of communism. Without exaggeration, the most complex theoretical and political change in history since the Renaissance. Completely unexpectedly effected by two sons of well-off families brilliant, arrogant and funny.

Feature film by: Raoul Peck
Germany, France, Belgium
Year of Production: 2015
Writer: Raoul Peck, Pascal Bonitzer
Main Cast: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps
Producers: Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, Nicolas Blanc, Robert Guédiguian, Rémi Grellety, Patrick Quinet
Production company: Rohfilm (GER), AGAT Films & Cie (FR), Velvet Film (FR), Artemis Productions (BE)
In co-production with: SWR
Supported by: Filmstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Deutsch-Französisches Mini-Traité, CNC