Filmmaker Raoul Peck has pulled the story of Karl Marx from the dusty pages of history and brought it to life on film.
Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps) on the road to exile at age 26, leaving Germany for Paris. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English working 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 unstructured.
The Young Karl Marx is Raoul Peck’s first film since I Am Not Your Negro. It premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Timed to the anniversary date of The Communist Manifesto, The Young Karl Marx opened theatrically on Friday, February 23rd in New York and Los Angeles, and will be available on digital and streaming March 6th.