From Oscar nominated Haitian director Raoul Peck ('I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO') comes this "audacious, engrossing" biopic about young Marx, his friend and rival Engels, and the birth of an organized labor movement. "Scrupulously faithful to the biographical record...both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited." - New York Times
"The Young Karl Marx is the real 'Reds'. . .and rebellion is the film's real romance." - National Review
In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed the poor wages and worse conditions of the new English working class. 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... Not rated, 118 mins.
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