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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... 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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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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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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Spoofs Barbarella (1968) See more »

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Fairly captivating
22 August 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a seventeen-year-old high school student who believes himself to be the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky.

"The Trotsky" is a politically oriented film that details the journey of a young man who campaigns for social justice. Though the plot is fairly captivating, I find Leon's appearance incongruent with his character. He looks more like a socially inept nerd.

Another thing that bugs me is his belief that he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. If Leon did not have such a belief, then I would have admired his righteousness and drive for social justice. With that belief, I have constant doubts whether he acted purely for the admirable cause, or for his delusional belief. Believing in himself being the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky is a delusion, and him acting out on his delusion makes him certifiably insane.


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