Karl Marx

The German Prophet

He once said of himself: I am not a Marxist. And yet Karl Marx achieved world fame as a pioneer of Communism and Socialism – albeit after his death. But virtually no one knows the story behind the myth of Marx. To commemorate what would have been his 200th birthday, we focus on the man who shook up social order throughout the world. It is the story of a great thinker, a dedicated father and a political refugee. “The German Prophet. The Last Journey of Karl Marx” is about his life and work, his inner struggles and conflicts. Fulfilling a life-long dream, Mario Adorf plays the part of Marx.


WRITER: Peter Hartl     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente     CAMERA: Martin Christ     EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti     MUSIC: Rudolf Moser     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Stefan Brauburger, Stefan Mausbach