Moor And The Ravens Of London
East Germany 1968, 91 min., feature film, German (with English subtitles)
Writer-Director: Helmut Dziuba, Cinematography: Helmut Bergmann, Editor: Bärbel Weigel, Music: Peter Rabenalt , Production: DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme, Starring: Alfred Müller, Barbara Adolph, Helmut Straßburger, Thomas Karl, Ruth Kommerell, Wolfgang Sasse, Ina Merkel, Peter Reusse
The year is 1856, and Karl Marx, nicknamed “Moor” by his friends, is living in exile in London. He meets Joe, a 13-year-old working class boy who works twelve hours a day at a spinning mill, including unlawful night shifts. One night, Marx brings an inspector to the mill in the hopes of ending these illegal working conditions.
Source: The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
AwardsGDR National Prize 3rd Category (1969)
Best actors‘ ensemble and for actor Alfred Müller (Karl Marx)