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Michael Thielen is Karl Marx double in Trier. He sits in the garden of the Karl Marx House.Photo: Stefanie Preuin © picture alliance / SZ Photo

200 Years Karl Marx

Marxist ideas have played a role in film for more than 100 years, since Marx and his ideas are not just to be found in Germany and the world during the bicentennial year 2018. The self-test "How much Marx is in me?" provides facts for your opinion in this anniversary year.

Im sächsischen Moritzburg teilt die kilometerlange Allee das Städtchen schnurgerade in zwei Hälften. An ihrem Ende liegt das fast 300 Jahre alte Jagd- und Barockschloss - so macht die Straße ihrem Namen alle Ehre. Bild: Stefanie Preuin © SZ.de

Photo Essay
“Advance to the Schlossallee”

It's the capitalist game par excellence, in Monopoly whoever has the most streets wins. The most expensive address is Schlossallee. But what is the reality? We visited ten of the 60 or so Schlossalleen in Germany. From the capital to the village. 

Christina Morina im Gespräch mit Philip Banse Filmstill: pengfilm © Goethe-Institut

In conversation with Banse
"Marx wouldn't have liked the GDR"

Who circulated Marxist ideas during Marx's lifetime? And what would Marx have thought of the GDR? These and other questions, historian Christina Morina discusses with Philip Banse.

Self-test “How much Marx is in me?”

By Tom Strohschneider
Illustration: Tobias Schrank


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Marx-Triptychon Kluge Filmstill: © Alexander Kluge

Video art by Alexander Kluge

For Karl Marx's 200th birthday, filmmaker Alexander Kluge has created a video art project: the Marx Triptych.