The Young Karl Marx

118 Minutes • NR


Lark Theater Fri, May 11, 2018 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Sun, May 13, 2018 8:50 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 14, 2018 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Thu, May 17, 2018 1:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2017
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Raoul Peck
Cast:August Diehl
Stefan Konarske
Vicky Krieps
Olivier Gourmet


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. The organizations they create and ideas they put forward will grow into the most complete philosophical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance--started, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men whose writings, works and ideas were embraced by revolutionaries even as they were corrupted by dictators.

"Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited." - New York Times

"Against all expectations, 'Young Karl Marx' makes this kind of brainy content bracing and dramatic." - Los Angeles Times