Drummed out of Prussia with his wife, Jenny (Vicky Krieps) and their newborn, Karl Marx (August Diehl0 relocates to Paris. By this time he has already forged a bond with an old, passing acquaintance, Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske). This bourgeois heir to a textile factory fortune impresses the revolutionary Marx with his report on miserable English working-class conditions in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. From this bond, a non-sexual romance of grandly seductive ideas flowers into “The Communist Manifesto,” pointing like an arrow to the next century and a half of geopolitical conflict.
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