The early years of Philosopher and Revolutionary Socialist Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London (all beautifully recreated in this engaging film).
26-year-old Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife, Jenny (Vicky Krieps), on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), 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 labour movement during its development into a modern era. Raoul Peck, who recently won a BAFTA for ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, delivers a film that is both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.