The Young Karl Marx ★★★

It’s a film which goes deep on the history of discourse as much as it does the subjects themselves. Pascal Bonitzer and Peck’s script doesn’t skimp on the weighty philosophical prose, the expression of ideas and how those ideas evolve alongside the changing social and economic climate. Just as revolutionary communism demands the right set of conditions, so too does the mere utterance that a new political doctrine is afoot which contains the instructions and reasoning behind the eventual dismantling of the capitalist system.

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