Young Karl Marx, The
Young Karl Marx, The
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In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed the poor wages and worse conditions of the new English working class who operate looms, printing presses and other engines of industry that enrich their owners while punishing laborers. The smooth and sophisticated--but equally revolutionary and radical--Engels brings his research, help and resources to provide Marx with the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement turning far-flung and unorganized idealists and dreamers into a united force with a common goal. Raoul Peck---France---2017---118 mins

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  | JohnH#1

Marx before he had his trademark beard. Could just as well been called Young Marx and Engels. Set in the 1840s, but I had a feeling that I was watching a batch of 1960s student radicals. I don't think that this film will rehabilitate Marx or Marxism.

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