'I Am Not Your Negro' Director's Karl Marx Film Acquired by The Orchard

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The film stars August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps.

The Oscar-nominated Raoul Peck is back.

After scoring a nomination for the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, the director's next venture, The Young Karl Marx, has found a distributor.

The independent film, TV and music company The Orchard has acquired all distribution rights for the film, which stars August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The film first premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival and tracks the origins of the International Socialist Movement and the rise of the Communist League, as well as The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. 

Said Orchard exec vp film and television, Paul Davidson: "There's no question that Raoul Peck is a filmmaker of astounding vision and talent, and The Young Karl Marx is no exception."

Added Peck on how the film came to be, "A few years back while the world was going through yet another financial crisis, I felt the need to go back to the basics: the analysis of the violent capitalist society we are still embedded in, through these young Europeans of wealthy families who decided to change this utterly unequal world. And they eventually did; though not the way they imagined it." 

In THR's review of the film, critic Deborah Young said: "Peck is a director at the height of his creative powers."

Nicolas Blanc, Remi Grellety and Robert Guediguian produced the film. The Orchard is planning a fall 2017 release.

Peck is repped by ICM Partners. 


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