Between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels meet in Paris in 1844, and together, define the birth of the labour movement. Expect fiery exchanges of ideas over drunken bonding sessions, nurturing support from their adoring partners and masses of righteous indignation at the social inequalities magnified by the industrial revolution.
This humanising period drama tracks the lives of the radical young philosophers from their first meeting through to catalysing the most significant theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance.
The Young Karl Marx, dir. Raoul Peck, France/Germany/Belgium 2017, 118 mins
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