• Gabriel San Roman

"The Young Karl Marx" Paints a Humanizing Portrait of the Philosopher


Young intellectuals smoking cigars, playing chess and trading philosophical barbs between moves in the mid-19th century may not seem like the makings of compelling cinema. But when situated in a European society newly transformed by the Industrial Revolution and centered on a 26-year-old protagonist destined to become the founding father of communism, The Young Karl Marx achieves the improbable: offering a gripping two-hour narrative with an appeal beyond the Jacobin faithful.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Film Review feature out on newsstands today:

https://www.ocweekly.com/young-karl-marx-paints-humanizing-portrait-reviled-revered-philosopher


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