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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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Director Jacob Tierney learned about Leon Trotsky as a child, and became fascinated with the Russian figure and his life. See more »

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Dwight: What if I went straight to Berkoff and told him what you guys are planning?
Leon: I held a press conference, Dwight. I'm pretty sure he already knows.
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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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Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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A Woman's Love Is Never Done
Written by Al Lerner, Victor Corpora
Lerner Music and Marble Music c/o Pig Factory
Performed by Al Lerner
Courtesy of Lee Silver Productions c/o Pig Factory
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A film about activating people to stop abuse that ts light and funny as well as dealing with real and important themes.
24 January 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

An important film, the question are you inactive through boredom or apathy is central to the plot though the theme is easier for me to understand as, wait for things to happen or control your life. It is important for people to take a active part in life and in this film Leon Bronstein finds the students letting fate do as it may with them and gets them to take a hand in their lives and the world around them. This theme appears everywhere in life and this film helps clarify it by showing how you can change things and why you should do so. This theme appears in psychology, be responsible for what happens to you, for example, also a woman from Africa, talking on CNN, said, you must not wait for things to happen but make them happen, a message women, more given to accepting their lot, need to hear. The film also links getting the students to take an active role at school to sexual abuse at schools, another important topic, the hero says that, had sexually abused children had a student union they could have stopped the abuse. Even in school people are in danger. The theme of bullying in school and abuse is very big just now and Bronstein does face and defeat bullying not by saying things will get better, which is wishful thinking but by effective and complicated action, which I judge to be a more real way to deal with things. rose macaskie


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