The Year is 1844. Karl Marx, twenty six, and wife Jenny, are living in exile in Paris, racked by debt and poverty. Meeting Friedrich Engels, the son of a wealthy industrialist, Marx is at first dismissive, but soon discovers his accomplished studies in the plight of the English working classes. The young men become fast friends and conspirators, discussing and developing theories that would revolutionise the modern world.
Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) tells the story of three young intellectuals who decide to change the world.