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



Director : Raoul Peck Screenplay : Pascal Bonitzer and Raoul Peck Edited by: Frédérique Broos Soundtrack : Alexei Aigui Produced by : Nicolas Blanc, Rémi Grellety, Robert Guédiguian, Raoul Peck Co-produced by : Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, Patrick Quinet


Karl Marx : August Diehl Friedrich Engels : Stefan Konarske Jenny Marx : Vicky Krieps Mary Burns : Hannah Steele Joseph Proudhon : Olivier Gourmet Wilhelm Weitling : Alexander Scheer


2017 : Berlin International Film Festival  : Off competition


2017 : Festival International du Film de Fiction Historique : Best movie, Best script 2017 : Traverse City Film Fest : Founders Grand Prize

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