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The Trotsky (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  5 May 2010 (USA)
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Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa's clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term 'student union', determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world. Written by Alliance Films

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Jay Baruchel's sister, Taylor Baruchel, not only has a supporting role in this film, but shares a birthday with the real Leon Trotsky. See more »

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Leon: It's not over.
Principal Berkhoff: Oh I think we both know it is.
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After credits a usually confused Leon is seen walking up to a bench and sitting on it in a jump suit. See more »

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Pâte Filo
Written by Thomas Augustin, Mathieu Cournoyer, Francis Mineau, Julien Mineau
Third Side Music Inc.
Performed by Malajube
Courtesy of Third Side Music o/b/o Dare to Care Records
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Boredom or Apathy?
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Trotsky is a teen-comedy with a hint of Goodbye Lenin's political satire and Charlie Bartlett's humour/plot. Although some of the acting seems mediocre, I enjoyed the film.

You don't need to understand the biography of Leon Trotsky, it explains it in a subtle way that is enough to enjoy the film, but doing research beforehand might be a decent idea.

Don't take this film too seriously, just enjoy it for what it is. It isn't like a normal film, it's sort of a modern teen-comedy about revolting against injustice, although the injustice is rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

Well-done, worth watching, but only if you have an open mind and enjoy quirky films about adolescent injustice.


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