6.6/10
4,620
25 user 72 critic

The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Le jeune Karl Marx (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 2 March 2017 (Germany)
Trailer
2:15 | Trailer
The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director:

Raoul Peck

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (screenplay), Raoul Peck (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Lumumba (2000)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of controversial leader of independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Documentary about African political leader Patrice Lumumba, who was Prime Minister of Zaire (now Congo) when he was assassinated in 1961.

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Patrice Lumumba
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a privileged couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their villa in Port-au-Prince's upscale neighborhood of Pacot. ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Alex Descas, Ayo, Thibault Vinçon
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King
Ferien (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Vivi (Britta Hammelstein) is exhausted. Actually, she is about to become an attorney and to move in together with her boyfriend Adam (Golo Euler), but somehow, she is stuck. She tries to ... See full synopsis »

Director: Bernadette Sophie Knoller
Stars: Britta Hammelstein, Jerome Hirthammer, Inga Busch
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Christian Twente
Stars: Mario Adorf, Lutz Blochberger, Sarah Hostettler
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a 2-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti.

Director: Raoul Peck
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A revenge thriller in which, following his estranged father's death, a man vows vengeance against his relatives who had abandoned him and returns to the family diamond business with an elaborate robbery in mind.

Director: Arthur Harari
Stars: Niels Schneider, August Diehl, Hafed Benotman
Marx Reloaded (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Barker, Alexandra Weltz
Stars: Jason Barker, Michael Hardt, Toni Negri
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

West Germany, early 1960s. Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun begin a life long affair in the stifling atmosphere of provincial Germany. Setting out to challenge the establishment they ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Veiel
Stars: August Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

Director: Toke Constantin Hebbeln
Stars: Alexander Fehling, August Diehl, Ronald Zehrfeld
Documentary

The path to the new world, an unsettling and intricate story of genocides. Conquest, slavery and the fabrication of "Whiteness".

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
August Diehl ... Karl Marx
Stefan Konarske Stefan Konarske ... Friedrich Engels
Vicky Krieps ... Jenny von Westphalen-Marx
Olivier Gourmet ... Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Hannah Steele ... Mary Burns
Alexander Scheer ... Wilhelm Weitling
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Arnold Ruge
Michael Brandner ... Joseph Moll
Ivan Franek ... Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ... Herr Engels
Marie Meinzenbach Marie Meinzenbach ... Lenchen
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Karl Grün
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wiebke Adam Wiebke Adam ... Frau Ruge
Aran Bert Aran Bert ... Paddy (as Aran Bertetto)
Ronald Beurms Ronald Beurms ... Officer
Edit

Storyline

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist's son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx's new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police's repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Belgium | Germany

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young Karl Marx See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,097, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$125,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,870,373
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Canadian censorship visa # 407735. See more »

Quotes

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: [to Marx] Do not be like Luther who, after destroying Catholic dogma, founded an equally intolerant religion.
See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Rolling Stone
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
nope
29 September 2018 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

Given my interests, it would be very difficult for me not to have enjoyed this film, so I may not be the most neutral judge of its merit. I would say that this is a good biopic, though also the least interesting film I've seen by director Raul Peck. If Hollywood were to make a biopic of Marx and Engels, which it would never do, it would probably look a bit like this: good set-pieces, solid acting. There's a bit too much focus on the two men's love lives. (We need out watershed thinkers to be sexy!) As in almost any biopic of a creative person, there are some ham-fisted moments that attempt to depict major moments in the subject's creative development, including a rather laugh inducing one concerning the most famous quote from the Thesis on Feuerbach. On that note, the way in which it seems to me that this does stray from a Hollywood treatment is its attempt to, superficially at least, explicate some of Marx's early philosophy.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed