YOUNG KARL MARX, THE
[LE JEUNE KARL MARX; DER JUNGE KARL MARX]
Following his documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Raoul Peck takes on the story of the formative friendship of Karl Marx (August Diehl, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) and Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS). From Germany to France to England, the young thinkers pursue justice for the working class, who toiled under obscenely exploitative conditions to enrich their employers (including Engels' father, a mill owner) during the peak of the Industrial Revolution. Peck crafts an accessible biopic about these two larger-than-life thinkers, taking them down from their historicized pedestals and allowing viewers to relate to them as young strivers disrupting an inequitable status quo through the power of persuasion and organization. PHANTOM THREAD star Vicky Krieps shines as Marx's wife, Jenny. Official selection, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Raoul Peck; SCR Pascal Bonitzer; PROD Nicolas Blanc, Rémi Grellety, Robert Guédiguian. Germany/France/Belgium, 2017, color, 118 min. In English, German and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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