They just pulled down the banners and launched a coup, forming the Communist league. Anarchists v Marxists line drawn down the middle. Still don't know why these characters are doing anything they're doing. Things just seem to happen in succession.
The editing is really really fucking weird, I don't know what's going on anymore
Oh no... They're going to end it with them publishing the manifesto, fuck
They're literally just reading the Communist Manifesto over a montage of sad proletarians looking directly at the camera. A little girl in front of a french flag stares at the camera as it fades to black and says "The 1848 revolution started one month later" then recounts what they go on to do.
You can practically see the director wanking behind the camera...
And for some reason the credits music is "Like a Rolling Stone" played over a nonsensical montage of class struggle throughout the years.
In conclusion, its "plot" meanders, going absolutely nowhere and flat-out dropping plot threads and picking others out of nowhere.
The movie is *apparently* about the beginning of the conflict between Marxists and Anarchists, but we're never quite shown why this conflict is happening. Marx and Engels, in the context of the film, have absolutely zero motivation for doing what they're doing. Proudhon happily hands them his book, and instantly they're in a weak montage writing their response... why? I don't fucking know!
Anarchists are broadly displayed as dogmatic of and subservient to Proudhon, whereas Marxists literally talking down to the proletariat are given this "great man" status. (Even alleging that they were responsible for the 1848 revolutions)
The editing is shockingly bad, none of the cuts have any motivation, shots have no connection to one another, scenes just begin and end out of nowhere, giving tonal and pacing whiplash.
Bad movie. Bad bad bad.
@GreenandBlack wtf I need to watch this movie now. It sounds like Tommy Wiseau as a tankie
@GreenandBlack "haha, what a story, Marx"
@GreenandBlack yikes yikes
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