20/09/2015

ABOUT THE YOUNG KARL MARX


My next project will be a contribution to this exciting film!!!
Very much looking forward!

Raoul Peck is a brilliant and committed filmmaker whose films are each powerful and meaningful. And I'm really privileged to have worked with him from 2005, ten years ago, on the preparation of this very same project.

A few details below!


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THE YOUNG KARL MARX by Raoul Peck is now shooting.

Featuring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Amy Wren, Olivier Gourmet, Alexander Scheer



Agat Films and Velvet Film (France) are teaming up with Rohfilm (Germany) and Artémis Productions (Belgium) to produce "The Young Karl Marx", penned by Raoul Peck and Pascal Bonitzer, and to be directed by Peck.

The feature film will star August Diehl as Karl Marx, and Alexander Fehling as Friedrich Engels.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July 2015.

Films Distribution will handle the international sales.

In France, Canal Plus, France Télévisions (France 3 Cinéma) and Diaphana (French distributor) back
the film. In Germany, the film is supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) et Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) while Neue Visionen will release it.


"The young Karl Marx" tells the story of a great friendship between two brilliant and insolent young men and their turbulent youth, who will, for better or for worse, forever change the world. At 26, Karl Marx leads his wife, Jenny, into exile. In 1844, in Paris, they meet the young Friedrich Engels, the son of a textile factory owner, who has studied the terrible birth of the English proletariat

Together, between censorship and police raids, between riots and political power struggles, they will preside over the birth of the labour movement with the completion of the renowned Communist Manifesto to a backdrop of the 1848 rebellions.

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"Avoiding the habitual caricature of the old bearded revolutionary icon, this film is the coming of age of two young and daring intellectuals who will have an extraordinary impact on the world of the 20th Century and beyond." - Raoul Peck


Raoul Peck's latest feature film, "Murder in Pacot" is selected as part of this year Berlinale Panorama
Special, and will have its European Premiere on Tuesday 10 at 21:30 at Zoo Palast.

Previous Peck's films include: "Man by the Shore" (Competition, Cannes 1993), "Lumumba" (Directors' Fortnight, Cannes 2000), "Sometimes in April" for HBO with Idris Elba and Debra Winger (Competition, Berlinale 2005), "Moloch Tropical" (Toronto 2009, Berlinale 2010), "Fatal Assistance" (Berlinale and Hot Docs 2013) and "Murder in Pacot" (Toronto 2014, Berlinale 2015).

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Raoul Peck Set to Direct August Diehl in ‘Young Karl Marx’ (EXCLUSIVE)



August Diehl stars as Karl Marx

Haitian vet helmer Raoul Peck is on board to direct “The Young Karl Marx,” a period drama chronicling the turbulent youth and friendship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
The ambitious project has lured two German stars: August Diehl (“Night Train to Lisbon,” pictured above) for the role of Marx, and Alexander Fehling (“Inglorious Basterds”) for the role of  Engels.
Pic is being produced by Agat Films and Velvet Film in France, Rohfilm in Germany and Artemis Prods. in Belgium.
Films Distribution, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Francois Yon’s Paris-based arthouse company, has acquired international sales to the film.
Written by Peck and Pascal Bonitzer, “The Young Karl Marx” opens with 26-year old Marx who goes with his wife, Jenny, into exile, and depicts Marx’ encounter with Engels, the son of a textile factory owner, in 1844 Paris.
Set against the backdrop of the 1848 rebellions, which culminated in police raids and riots, the movie charts Marx and Engels’ journey to complete Communist Manifesto, which gave birth of the labor rights movement.
“Avoiding the habitual caricature of the old bearded revolutionary icon, this film is the coming of age of two young and daring intellectuals who will have an extraordinary impact on the world of the 20th century and beyond,” said Peck, whose latest “Murder in Pacot” will be playing in the Berlinale Panorama Special on Feb. 10.
“The Young Karl Marx” is backed by pay TV Canal Plus, pubcaster France Televisions (France 3 Cinema), as well as Germany’s Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) and Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung (MDM). Diaphana and Neue Visionen will release the movie is France and Germany, respectively.

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