The young Karl Marx

The young Karl Marx

DVD - 2018 | German
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Twenty six year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, 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 labor movement during its development into a modern era.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Orchard,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: GERMAN DVD YOU
Characteristics: v
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Original title: Jeune Karl Marx


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Sep 16, 2018

Karl Marx’s style isn’t that of the investigator. He doesn’t provide examples or facts which run counter to his assertions, but rather only those that confirm what HE considers the ultimate truth. Marx was not a philosopher or an economist, but a thinker. Something often confused by many who talk of him. His approach is not one of investigation but only vindication of his ‘perfect truth’. Marx speaks with the conviction of the believer, not the scientist. Marx isn’t about science or philosophy but dangerous and deadly gobbledygook.
It’s estimated that in the 20th century Marx’s theories are responsible for the deaths of
between 100 million and 200 million people at the hands of their own governments -- termed democide--. China under Mao and his sucessors, the Soviet Union, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Cuba under Castro and Che, Venezuela today and on and on.
In fact; Nowhere where Marx's idea have been put into practice have they worked. Not ever. Yet every time there are those who say "but it will work, we just need to do it right this time".
Marxism relies on ignorance to propagate.
He was a lousy husband and father, two of his daughters even committing suicide
He was grotesquely incompetent in handling money, wearing a grove back in forth to the pawnshop. At one point he was the only one in his house who had a pair of pants because he had pawned everyone else’s.
He himself was anti-Semitic saying that Jews should jettison their religion, thus making him a self-hating Jew. He was known for uttering really vulgar comments regarding Jews.
Marx’s lifelong housekeeper, who he never paid, he used for sex, and when she got pregnant he kicked her out of the house into the streets. Lenchen, born in 1923 of peasant stock. His (unacknowledged) son by her was never allowed into the house, except by the back door and only in the kitchen. (Hey! Isn’t Marxism all about exploitation of the proletariat?!?)
Marx was very unhealthy in his personal hygiene and dietary habits, developing all kinds of sores, boils and other conditions as a result. Smoked like a chimney, over drank, rarely took baths, etc.
Marx wrote about the idle bourgeoisie exploiting the workers, yet Marx was supported by Engels who got his income by 'exploiting the workers', hence Marx, through Engels, survived financially by 'exploiting the workers'. Not just a little hypocritical, obviously.
Beware the nonsense that this film puts forth. This film deserves a negative star rating if that were possible.
Holodomor, The Ukrainian Famine-genocide

Jun 11, 2018

Although there are many who lament the current and future wealth divide, few seem very serious about fomenting a revolution. It seems the one rooted in the events portrayed here got out of hand, if one can trust the obvious. The folk moving things around here seem sincere and intelligent, but men of their moment who expressed dissatisfaction and risked chaos. If you read the helpful piece at
you can ponder whether the director's intention issued in anything like a persuasive case to support it.

May 13, 2018

In this era of austerity, the one percent, etc. it seems the ideal time for a reflective biopic of Marx & Engels- unfortunately, this is not that film.

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