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The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 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... See full summary »



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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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5 May 2010 (USA)  »

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High School Revolution  »

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CAD 6,400,000 (estimated)

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At one point in the film, Alexandra jokingly inquires if Leon intends to live out Trotsky's life 'icepick and all'. This is a reference to how Leon Trotsky died due to injuries sustained from a blow to his head from an icepick. See more »


Alexandra Leith: I know, we're gonna honeymoon soon, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Nunavut.
Leon: Hey, you're lucky, you only have to get banished someplace arctic once, I have to do it all over again with my second wife.
Alexandra Leith: [shocked] Oh my god, what have I done.
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Crazy Credits

After credits a usually confused Leon is seen walking up to a bench and sitting on it in a jump suit. See more »


Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »


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Written by Thomas Augustin, Mathieu Cournoyer, Francis Mineau, Julien Mineau
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Funny teen comedy with political jokes
2 June 2010 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I read some really bad reviews of this movie before going to see it. In the end, I liked it better than I thought I would. However, a lot of the political humour is very basic and wouldn't make sense to people with more than a passing knowledge of communism, activism, etc.

However, as a teen comedy, not to be taken seriously as a political film, it works very well for the most part. A lot of the scenes, acting, and one-liners are quite funny.

Some of the acting done by secondary characters is not really up to par. Even Leon's character or that of his co-stars (his parents, principal, would-be wife, etc.) tend to be one-dimensional. I think this film could have been improved by occasional moments of self-reflection or doubt. As it is, Leon's character tends to come across as a quirky cartoon a lot of the time.

Still, as a light form of amusement, it works quite well.

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