National Theatre Live Film Series : National Theatre Live

Young Marx

2017, Nicholas Hytner, UK, 162 min. With Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris.

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 3rd 2:30pm

“A seriously clever comedy…riotous fun.” — Christopher Hart, The Times

“Pungent jokes mingle with scenes of feverish political debate…confident and luxuriously cast…high Marx.” — Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

The year is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in London’s Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless, and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions, and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels (Chris) in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s no one who can show you a better pub crawl than Karl Heinrich Marx (Kinnear). (Description courtesy of NT Live)

Please note that our normal matinee discount prices will not apply at 2:00 pm matinees of these special screenings.

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