This film took more than 10 years to come to life...
ARTE first asked Raoul Peck to try and make a documentary about Marx. That's when I started helping him on research, in 2006.
Then after a year, it went into a pause.
Raoul later decided, after months of reflection, to turn it into a fiction and to concentrate on Marx's youth and his close ones. He co-wrote the script with the famous screenplay writer turned director Pascal Bonitzer. They wrote about three versions.
I read the last version of the script in 2015. A few months later, the shooting started in Germany. I received the first photographs to communicate on the film in the autumn.
It's 12 years of my life. I've been waiting for that moment, the release in the English-speaking world especially, since 2009, when I worked again full time for the filmmaker, then writing films on Haiti.
We're so proud of the result.
The Young Karl Marx is now out in the United States. It might be in the United Kingdom in the spring...
Don't miss it!!
Here is the review and interview in Newsweek:
DIRECTOR RAOUL PECK ON WHY WE NEED THE YOUNG KARL MARX
Link to the article: http://www.newsweek.com/young-karl-marx-movie-raoul-peck-director-review-communist-manifesto-communism-818987
Watch the trailer: