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Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City is a movie starring Christa Epperlein, Petra Epperlein, and Uwe Epperlein. A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father's 1999 suicide.

Other Titles
Karl Marx Stadt
Running Time
1 hours 29 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Writer
Michael Tucker, Petra Epperlein
Actors
Uwe Epperlein, Petra Epperlein, Christa Epperlein, Volker Epperlein
Country
Germany
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father's 1999 suicide.

Comments about documentary «Karl Marx City» (21)

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Lauren

This documentary on how Marxism is dealt with in the Western World is so important, that it deserves a 2+ hour special. This documentary will be very hard to find, and to me it has to be in the $5 bin at your video store. Because I went to the video store and saw it. And now I have to buy the DVD. Well worth the money to see this movie. It's very interesting, and the best Marxist documentary I've ever seen. Every single thing that is put on film, was true. The only problem I have with this documentary is that it is too long. I think that the documentary should have been longer. The length of time that the video store refused to show it, is probably the most important part of this documentary. Because it makes you understand that the video store does not support the Marxist ideas in this documentary. It is sad that they said, "no, we can't show it". But if they were more supportive, this documentary could have been shown in a better format. It's very important to see this documentary, because Marxists are still trying to bring Marxist ideas to the West, and it's very important to see this documentary. I would like to see the movie, so that I could compare this documentary to what is shown on the big screen, because Marxists are in the same category as the Communists. They both are very important, but they are in different places. Marxism is a great movement in the West, but it's not in the same caliber as Communism. And it's time for Marxism to have a place in the West. If you go to the video store, rent this movie. It's very good.

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Edward R.

This is a movie made by people who are determined to make the most out of the most time they have. There is nothing bad about this movie, as it tells the story of the works of Theodor W. Adorno. The movie is in German and there is no subtitles. It is meant to be seen by people who have studied the work of Adorno, and to people who want to understand the work of the American philosopher. There are a number of scenes which would be very difficult to show without subtitles, and these scenes are not used for the sake of being difficult. So, this movie is about Adorno, but it is also about Hegel, Nietzsche and Marx. We are not in the movie to see Adorno, but we are interested in Hegel, Nietzsche and Marx. The movie is very good, and if you have studied these thinkers, you will appreciate it. It is a movie for the intellectuals, but it is also an intelligent and interesting film. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has studied these thinkers.

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Virginia H.

I just came home from watching the movie, and it left me with a lot of emotions. I don't know where to start, so I'll just tell you that I found myself torn between two main thoughts. On the one hand, I wanted to cheer, to let the world know that they did not need to change. But on the other hand, I just wanted to tell them that they were really missing the point. The movie should have focused on what really was important. It should have been about how we would feel if we knew our children had been taken away from us, or if we knew their brother or sister were taken away from us. There were two points of view in this movie, that were really pretty clear to me. One point of view was that we could not let this happen, and we should continue to fight for our rights and freedoms. And the other point of view was that they had to be free, that this should not be an issue, and that we should just accept that it is. I think that what we are left with is that we have to fight to the end, to get the rights and freedoms that we can never have without actually fighting for them. We have to fight for the freedom to use drugs, the freedom to move, the freedom to marry, and most of all, the freedom to love. It's not enough to just say that you love your husband or wife. We have to fight for the freedom to live our lives, to use our bodies as we wish, and to love each other. But we have to make sure that we are aware of how they have been affected by the past, and that we know what is possible for the future, so that we can avoid it, or at least take the steps to protect our children. That's the other thing, that really touched me. The final thing is that I don't think that the movie was all that bad. I think that it was very well put together, and I thought it was very well acted, and that the story was really worth telling. But it could have been better. I think that it could have been more focused on the story and the actors, and less on the history. The history of the first women's rights movement was very important, but I think that the movie could have been more focused on that. I also think that the portrayal of the leading activist and mother of the leader was not as strong as it could have been. I don't think that the movie could have had that impact. I would also say that the ending was not as strong as it could have been. I would have liked to have

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Alice Gardner

I'm not going to say this is a revolutionary documentary, I'm not even going to say that this is a non-documentary, but it is quite clear that both are able to achieve something without a single benefit, to inform the public or to enlighten the masses. It is a movie about a small town, about a bunch of people who live a way of life that are not particularly popular among the people of the USA. I think it is a pretty good movie. There are many things I think I could improve about it. But the movie is a must-see. I watched it on TV, it was good, but I have never seen anything like it. I think I would love to see it again.

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Kathryn R.

This movie is an eye-opener. It reveals the world's largest private corporation, whose CEO has called himself "the master of the universe". The film's documentary style captures the corporate greed, the confusion of big money, the tension between small business owners and big business. It portrays what it means to be a small business owner in the face of this giant corporation, and what it's like to work for a small business owner. All of the stories are very real. They are inspirational, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Beverly M.

WOW! this is one of those films that you really have to see it again and again to get the full picture. That is the whole point! The main point of this film is to show how Marx was not really a 'bad guy' at all! Marx was the real anti-hero of the Revolution, and he was not only a revolutionary, but also a very smart guy who understood the causes and consequences of his ideas. There was no need to come out with the standard 'political critique' of Marx or of his ideas. He was also not anti-Semitic or anti-capitalist, so the media could be forgiven for portraying him as an anti-Semite! The film also covers the period of Marx's life when he was in exile in France. There is no doubt that Marx was a brilliant thinker. There is no doubt that he was also an anti-authoritarian and anti-authoritarianist. All this is presented in a very clear way. As a German Marxist, I had a hard time getting this film out of my head, especially since the German title is, 'Die Marx's Capital'. This is perhaps why it is so good! The film shows that Marx was very anti-capitalist in his thinking and in his character. He was also a very anti-authoritarian and anti-authoritarianist. What a good film!

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David

This is a documentary on the work of three prominent German academics who were students of Marx and the communist movement. As Marx and Engels lived from 1844 to 1872, so did these men in the ensuing decades. This documentary is notable for a number of reasons. First, it is a first for HBO. In fact, the only other HBO documentary to date about Marx is "Marx and Engels," which was also a first for HBO. Second, it is a documentary that is based on the writings of Marx and Engels, and it is primarily about these two men. There are a number of other people and institutions that were mentioned as participants, and as mentioned in the film, these people were not necessarily Marx and Engels themselves. Third, it is a documentary that is more about their thinking about Marx and the communism they came to be familiar with, and more about their thoughts about the Marxist movement and its potential to change the world. The three people interviewed were all at one point or another involved in political movements, but their words are most often about what was being said about Marx and communism, not their involvement in political movements. This is a significant distinction and not a coincidence. The different voices of the three people add significant weight to the film, and the interviews are worth the time of anyone who wishes to learn more about the thought and writings of these three men. I would recommend that you watch the documentary as it is a very good one, but it is not essential viewing.

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Joyce Vargas

We've all heard stories about how Marxists and Marxists were treated in the socialist countries. It is also true that most of the Socialist parties have disappeared into the dustbin of history. But that doesn't mean that they didn't have a good part of their history. Here is a documentary about the so called Marxists of the post WWII period in Soviet Union. The Russian government was very strict about its policies, not so much to "govern" the country, but to punish people that were against it. The main character is a woman named Vyacheslav Shcherbak, a famous writer and lecturer, who was banished to the ghettos in 1937. In 1940 he was let out, and came to the U.S.A. in 1941. There he met Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote a poem for him. The poet and his wife wrote the poem in order to help the people in the U.S.A. to see the greatness of socialism. In 1944 the couple went to the Soviet Union to try to get Shcherbak to rejoin the Communist Party, but he refused. Shcherbak was exiled again, and in 1945 he was expelled from the Communist Party. After the war he returned to the U.S.A., where he lived in a small house in a suburb of New York. There he met friends of his former comrades, including poet Charles Dickens, who sent him a letter of thanks. Shcherbak was close to his old comrades, and knew about the persecution. In 1956 he was forced to leave the country. Shcherbak had lived in the U.S.A. as a guest of the government since his youth. He was very close to all the old comrades. He was arrested for treason in 1964, and was sent to the Gulag in Kazakhstan. When he left the country, he gave a message to his friends: "Now you are gone. I am not." He had lived and died as a friend of the Communist Party. In the year 2000, after the Communist Party had collapsed in the USSR, Shcherbak was allowed to return to the U.S.A. He lived in New York and wrote a book about his experience in the gulag. When he died in New York he was 78. He was buried in New York, but some in Kazakhstan had to pay the expenses of his funeral. The narrator of the documentary, Jules Feiffer, is the son of the poet Charles Dickens. He wanted to tell the story of a guy who was willing to suffer and had his life torn away from him.

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Benjamin

This documentary is simply marvelous. As someone who can't sit still for long periods of time, I love documentaries. This is one of the most beautiful and informative ones I have ever seen. As much as I love documentaries, I would say this is one of the most gripping and captivating ones I have ever seen. I highly recommend it.

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Christine McDonald

I just saw this movie yesterday at the New York International Film Festival. This movie is about the rise of fascism in Nazi Germany during the 1930s. It's not a documentary on the subject. Rather it is a series of interviews with the people who lived through the era. It's a bit slow, but the interviews are very interesting and the subjects are fascinating. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in Nazi Germany. It's a different way to view the subject.

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Andrew R.

As a young girl, I read the Marx Brothers' books, and I read the TV series "Doctor Who." So when I heard that there was going to be a documentary about "Doctor Who," I decided to see it. When I finally saw it, I was very surprised. I don't know how many times I've watched "Doctor Who" since then, but this film is pretty good. One of the things that made it a bit disappointing was that I knew a little about the history of the "Doctor Who" show, but I didn't know much about the "Doctor Who" movies. As far as I knew, the films had pretty much the same plot. The "Doctor Who" movies were just as good as the TV series, except that the "Doctor Who" movies were usually more ambitious. In addition to the historical perspective, the movie itself is very entertaining. It's one of the best things I've seen in a long time.

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Marie

I first watched this film when I was a kid and I still have some fond memories of it. In this film, I see a father and son who struggle with the problems of their life. The film is very simple and direct, but it is a very touching and touching story. I can't really recommend this film to anyone, but it is a good way to get a very honest view of life.

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Joseph

this film is a good overview of the life of Georg Lukacs, a remarkable writer who influenced a generation and changed the course of human history. what is not well known is that he was also the creator of one of the most important books of the 20th century, this is a film that tells the story of how Lukacs wrote and researched his stories. the film focuses on his real life, the writing of his books, and also on his relationships with other people. the film is quite well done, and it is definitely worth watching, even though it is a bit slow at times.

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Daniel

I've heard a lot of negative things about this movie. So I decided to watch it. And I'm so glad I did. It's the truth. The documentary is about the social structure of the Berlin Wall, the construction of the wall and the social structure in East Germany. It covers a lot of things I didn't know about before and shows us that the people of East Germany felt very isolated from the rest of the world, their life was very different than the rest of the world. And they just hated to be there. Even though they felt very well being in the East, they were unhappy. And the feeling of isolation created in East Germany didn't go away even after the fall of the Wall. The film is very informative and it helps us to understand the lives of those who lived under the wall. I can recommend this documentary to people who don't want to think about the walls of Germany.

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Ryan S.

I have to admit that I am a very big Marx fan. I love the Marx Brothers and think that they do a pretty good job of taking a central issue and putting a human face on it. However, I didn't know much about the guy until I read a couple of articles that described him. So, I decided to watch this documentary. I am not a person who is easily shocked, and this documentary wasn't at all shocking. It was just informative and an excellent overview of a very important topic. The film starts with a report on Marx's life, his early years and then follows Marx through his life and his relationship with his mother, Engels. In a way, it was an overview of all the people that have ever contributed to the development of our world. They were all important to Marx and to us. There was a little bit of biographical information about Marx's father, but that was the only thing that was included. I liked that it showed how much Marx has changed. I know that some people might think that this is too much and that Marx had some minor problems in his life, but I think that it's accurate. He changed a lot, especially in his relationships with his mother. He was very close to his mother and he did try to create a life for her that was more stable than he had before. I think that that was a good thing. Of course, some people may say that it's not true, but it's a movie and I think that it's important to show that this man was capable of great things. This movie does a great job of showing what he was like. Some people may find the documentary very depressing, but I thought that it was very interesting and I highly recommend this film.

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Teresa A.

It's not too late to get involved in the struggle against capitalism! The documentary shows the financial and economic crisis we're experiencing. The documentary takes you on a journey in Barcelona, Spain, to learn about the plight of the working class and the deep feelings of hope and optimism that this subject is known for. The documentary is about the need for direct action. It discusses the historical struggles, such as the Communist movement and the Civil War, and explains the current struggles in the country, such as the strike by the rail workers. What strikes me the most is that, as a citizen of Spain, the workers are being fought with the same level of violence and intimidation that the working class suffered in the past. It is the working class that is suffering the most. The documentary is also very informative and gives a good insight into the mentality of workers in Spain. It is like a documentary in a sense, but the goal is to spread awareness and get the message out there. In conclusion, this is a very good documentary and I recommend it to people who want to see what the working class is experiencing in Spain. It's not too late to get involved in the struggle against capitalism!

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Doris

I was initially worried that watching this documentary would be as dull as watching a documentary on a football team in Liverpool, but it really wasn't! It's a good summary of why capitalism isn't working in the world and it's also pretty funny. It's quite a depressing documentary to be honest, but it's just the way they put it that's depressing!

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Jose Arnold

The film does a good job of bringing to light the creative energy that was put into the creation of this film. The amount of energy that went into this project and the amount of care that went into it was impressive to see. The story was so well done that it made you want to jump in the seat and have your brain scanned to see how they did it. I also think that it was well done that they made the film completely self explanatory. I feel that this is the best way to show how creative ideas come to life. I don't feel that you need to know the historical details to understand the movie. The main characters are easy enough to follow and the plot is simple enough to follow. The film also has a very strong and lively tone to it and a very positive feel to it. I think that people should watch this movie and be inspired by how creative it was. I feel that this movie should be watched by people who enjoy documentaries, especially documentaries about creators of this type of work.

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Janice Graham

What a great documentary! In my view, one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. The author is a professor at George Mason University, and the subject is a very interesting subject. For me the main reason why I want to read the book is the fact that we could learn a lot about history from it. Maybe the same could be said about his book, but the book was not like that. We all know that the author had a major problem with communism, but the documentary is also very interesting in that the author was against all forms of communism in general, and it's also very interesting to see what this man had to say about the police, and the way they treat dissidents. I like how the author shows how they use a few examples of communist countries, to prove that it's wrong to kill people in general, and how they do it with people who are not communists, and how they use this example to make a point about how the government is very bad towards dissidents. I really recommend this documentary, and I hope the book will come out soon.

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George C.

This is a very interesting documentary, but it has a definite "feel-good" aspect to it. Although it would be great to see these things on a large scale, I can't help but feel that this isn't the best way to go about it. Maybe this is just me, but I think the best documentary I have ever seen was "The Believers." But then again, that was made over 30 years ago. There are documentaries that are based on a true story, and then there are documentaries that are based on something else. The Believers is based on an actual event, and it was quite sensationalized. The film was made and produced in 1974, but the same way that a new documentary about "The Believers" is made, there is a feeling of nostalgia about this film. It has a certain air of "60's nostalgia," which is probably why I like it so much. It was made a few years after the book was published, so it was a kind of cultural touchstone that got many people interested in communism. And the documentary is very cool, and it shows the practical side of it. A lot of the scenes are filmed in the back of a car, so you can see a lot of people getting out of the car and walking around. It is quite surreal. I love how it gives a good idea of what life was like for the people who lived during the Russian Revolution. It is the reason why this film is made, because the documentary really gives you a sense of what the people of the time were going through. I don't know if that is what the filmmakers intended, but the documentary is just interesting and well done. It makes you wonder about what you could do if you had a film project. It gives you a good feeling about what you are doing. So all in all, it is a pretty good documentary. But this is just my opinion, and I think that it would be great to see this on a larger scale. And it would be good to see a documentary that is about the people who lived in the Soviet Union. This film is so well done, and I think that it is a good example of the documentary style.

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Rose

This is a documentary that traces the life of Karl Marx, which he did in his time. This documentary was not made as a documentary but more like a personal biography of Marx. This documentary goes into a lot of detail about his life, his personal life, and his work. You can learn about how he developed the ideas of communism, he was a Marxist, and how he met his wife. The documentary covers his ideas and his personality. I recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in how the ideas of communism came into being. This is a very entertaining documentary and I would definitely recommend this documentary to people who are interested in history. This is one of the best documentaries that I have ever seen.