The Young Karl Marx — U.S. Trailer


added: Tue, Feb 6th '18

The early years of German communist philosopher Karl Marx are the basis of a new biographical drama from acclaimed Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, best known for directing last year's Oscar-nominated James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro."

Starring August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds) as Karl Marx, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) as Marx's wife Jenny, and Stefan Konarske (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as German philosopher Friedrich Engels, the mid-1800s-set film offers a dramatized account of how Marx and Engels first met in London and then together created "The Communist Manifesto," a revolutionary political pamphlet that erupted a socialist movement in Europe.

After premiering at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, "The Young Karl Marx" is receiving a stateside release this month, opening in New York City and Los Angeles on February 23rd, with a national rollout to follow.

The film will also be available on VOD and Digital beginning March 6th. Watch the newly-released U.S. trailer, above.

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.


directed by   Raoul Peck

starring   August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps

release date   February 23, 2018 (in NY and LA; other cities to follow), March 6, 2018 (on VOD, Digital)

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