Check out the official trailer of The Young Karl Marx, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Raoul Peck based on a script by Pascal Bonitzer, Raoul Peck, and Pierre Hodgson and starring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele, Alexander Scheer, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Michael Brandner, Ivan Franek, Peter Benedict, Marie Meinzenbach, and Niels-Bruno Schmidt:
THE YOUNG KARL MARX
“At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE COUNTERFEITERS) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps; PHANTOM THREAD) on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English proletariat class. Engels brings Marx 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, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men.”
There’s also a film poster:
A film by Raoul Peck.
An idea sure can be a resilient virus…
US release date: the film will be opening theatrically in NYC and LA on February 23, 2018.