Le jeune Karl Marx

Velvet Film (2017)
Drama, History, Biography, Foreign
Belgium | English | Color | 1h 58min

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx’s new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.

Cast View all

August Diehl Karl Marx
Stefan Konarske Friedrich Engels
Vicky Krieps Jenny von Westphalen-Marx
Olivier Gourmet Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Hannah Steele Mary Burns
Alexander Scheer Wilhelm Weitling
Hans-Uwe Bauer Arnold Ruge
Michael Brandner Joseph Moll
Ivan Franek Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
Peter Benedict Herr Engels
Marie Meinzenbach Lenchen
Niels-Bruno Schmidt Karl Grün
Wiebke Adam Frau Ruge
Aran Bertetto Paddy
Ronald Beurms Officer
Ulrich Brandhoff Herrmann Kriege
Ronan Favereau Gustave Courbet
Eric Godon Foreman
Stephen Hogan Thomas Naylor
Inga R. Kammerer Old Woman
Rolf Kanies Moses Hess
Nikita Khrushchev Himself
Pascal Lalo L'orateur Louis Blanc
Annabelle Lewiston Lizzy Burns
Patrice Lumumba Himself

Crew View all

Director Raoul Peck
Writer Raoul Peck, Pierre Hodgson, Pascal Bonitzer, Bertina Henrichs
Producer Raoul Peck, Nicolas Blanc, Robert Guédiguian, Patrick Quinet, Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, Rémi Grellety, Philippe Logie, Natalia Gozdzik
Photography Kolja Brandt
Musician Alexei Aigui


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889845942207 DVD 1 Apr 10, 2018
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