The Young Karl Marx

Films Distribution

Meeting Room N111-N112, HKCEC

14:00 - 15:58 14 Mar

Asian Premiere
Year of Production
118 mins
english, german, french
Raoul Peck
Agat Films, Velvet Films
Production Co.
Agat Films, Velvet Films
Open to all fair badge holders, except Media and Press
Blu-Ray, DVD

At the age of 26, Karl Marx embarks with his wife Jenny on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who’s studied the sordid beginnings of the English proletariat. Engels, somewhat of a dandy, brings Karl Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men from good families.

Company Name
Films Distribution
Films Distribution is a Paris based international sales agency active since 1997. For the past 20 years, the company has made a name for itself in the marketplace as a high end sales outfit selling feature films to international distributors and broadcasters. Each year, we launch approximately 25 new titles in the most prestigious festivals. FD is known for the quality of its artistic choices and worldwide successes such as Merry Christmas, Live & Become, C.R.A.Z.Y., Coco Before Chanel, Cell 211, Monsieur Lazhar, The Missing Picture, Son of Saul, Frantz... We are dedicated to award winning and innovative art house films from all over the world. We pride ourselves in discovering exciting new filmmakers and introducing them to audiences around the world. Films Distribution handles a library of approximately 900 features, 400 of which are available worldwide. In addition to its Paris office, Films Distribution has set up in 2008 Films Boutique, a Berlin based subsidiary, Brussels based Be For Films in 2014, and Film Constellation in London in 2016.
Contact Person
Mr. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert
Partner, Sales