New Karl Marx film

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Dec 23 2016 14:31
New Karl Marx film

Here's the trailer - https://youtu.be/j74lQbwZFBw

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Dec 23 2016 15:51

Looks cool, but sadly all in German. Hopefully they'll do English subtitles at some point. Engels looks like a right posh twat

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Dec 23 2016 21:47

The actor looks like the young Marx quite a bit - though he looks a bit tall and wasn't Karl a bit short in real life? Also, he sounded quite dramatic doing that speech but didn't our Karl have one of them reedy high pitched voices and sound like a boring accountant? Looks good mind.

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Dec 24 2016 03:51

I have always wondered why Marx has never had the filmstar-treatment. Or even Engels.

Marx has the romantic angle with Jenny. Engels, the action-man, with his insurrectionary participation. Both are deserving of full feature films.

Similarly, apart from the odd notable exception, American labour history is amiss the Hollywood version of their dramatic events. They'd rather do a Reds than their own domestic rebellions.

But as Marx said...it is the ruling class ideas that prevail... even into the movie world

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Dec 24 2016 08:30

The first shot is Ruhr peasants picking up firewood in 1842 so it's bound to be good.

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Dec 24 2016 10:56
ajjohnstone wrote:

Similarly, apart from the odd notable exception, American labour history is amiss the Hollywood version of their dramatic events. They'd rather do a Reds than their own domestic rebellions.

yeah what I would really like to see one-day is a detailed multi-season TV show set during the coal wars, that could be amazing

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Dec 24 2016 11:24
ajjohnstone wrote:
I have always wondered why Marx has never had the filmstar-treatment. Or even Engels.

More of a miniseries but what about Marx Ha Vuelto (2014) or Karl Marx - Ein Philosoph macht Geschichte (2008) albeit more of a docu drama.

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Dec 24 2016 13:42

The 1966 soviet film Год как жизнь (on Marx & co. during 1848–49) was apparently based on themes of the novel Raub des Feuers by Galina I. Serebrjakova. Her novel Юность Маркса (Marx's youth) appeared in 1934-35.

She had been married to Serebryakov and then Sokolnikov (and she traveled in Western Europe to collect material for her Marx novel). She faced repression between 1936–56.

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Dec 25 2016 00:10

Having read some of Memoirs of a Revolutionist, which is a fascinating read, I can imagine a film about Kropotkin's life being worth watching.

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Dec 25 2016 03:50
Steven. wrote:
ajjohnstone wrote:

Similarly, apart from the odd notable exception, American labour history is amiss the Hollywood version of their dramatic events. They'd rather do a Reds than their own domestic rebellions.

yeah what I would really like to see one-day is a detailed multi-season TV show set during the coal wars, that could be amazing

Oh my god. This would be so good.

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Dec 25 2016 20:15

YESSSS....!

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Dec 26 2016 09:05

Incidentally Marx Ha Vuelto was reputed to be available on DVD with English subtitles but despite searching and multiple enquiries, I could find nothing. Does anyone here know any different or can help?

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Dec 31 2016 11:58

Trailer #2 is here with English subtitles

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Jan 3 2017 18:09

Is this film likely to be released soon? Is there a release date?

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Jan 4 2017 13:13
jondwhite wrote:
Trailer #2 is here with English subtitles

That trailer is a mess, but I'm still going to watch it

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Jan 4 2017 17:24

I gather it's supposed to be released in March 2017. I'd watch the shit out of it.

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Jan 5 2017 22:41

Here's another Raoul Peck film worth looking out for: