It is interesting that while many know who Karl Marx was, they may not really know his ideas, only how they were co-opted by various despots who saw in his writings the way to grab power. By focusing on Marx’s as a young man, the film is able to show us how the inequality of that time helped to form his ideas.
What does it mean to be a good parent? Is it doing what you can so the child is ready for the world? What if you think society is by and large a failure? Can you teach your children to be “philosopher kings” by stepping away from all the flaws of the everyday world?