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The Young Karl Marx (Der junge Karl Marx)

© The Orchard
© The Orchard
Opening Night:
Thursday, November 2, 7 pm

France / Germany / Belgium, 2017, 112 min., Director: Raoul Peck, Screenplay: Raoul Peck, Pascal Bonitzer, With: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, US Sales: The Orchard
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Discussion and reception with special guest follows the screening.

In 1844, 26-year-old Karl Marx and his wife Jenny are living in exile in Paris. Indebted and troubled by an existential crisis, he meets the slightly younger Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner. Although Marx at first dismisses him as a member of the privileged upper class, the two impetuous young men soon become friends. Engels, who had previously published a study about the extreme impoverishment of the British proletariat, and Marx inspire each other to write texts that lay the theoretical foundation for a revolution which, in their eyes, is inevitable. It’s not merely about interpreting the world anymore. It’s about changing it. Fundamentally.

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Raoul Peck
(b. 1953) studied in France, the USA and at the German and Television Academy in Berlin. This equally multilateral drama depicts the rise of the Marxist theory and the formation of The Communist Manifesto, one of the most influential texts of our time.