The Young Karl Marx
DIRECTOR: RAOUL PECK
CAST: AUGUST DIEHL, VICKY KRIEPS, STEFAN KONARSKE
From stalwart Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, director of the fierce and timely I Am Not Your Negro (2016), comes a new study in revolutionary consciousness, no less radical for its classical period piece trappings. August Diehl plays a wet-behind-the-ears twentysomething Marx, in Parisian exile with his wife (Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps) when he finds an intellectual love-match with Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), the beginning of a fervid conversation conducted across the cities of Europe drawing from visceral experience of human want, and the birth of an idea of world-historical import.
A release by The Orchard