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The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 2010 (USA)
A Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky starts a revolution against apathy among his fellow students.

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Nadza
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Taylor Baruchel ...
School Girl #2
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Dan (as Daniel Beirne)
Domini Blythe ...
Mrs. Davis
Jonathan Bosco ...
Horne (Kid in Costume)
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Female Cop
Justin Bradley ...
Jimmy
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Denise Archambault
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Anna Bronstein
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Cecile Cristobal ...
TV Reporter Haiyan Zhang
Darren Curtis ...
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Guy Dufaux ...
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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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La révolution, ça commence au secondaire See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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High School Revolution  »

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CAD 6,400,000 (estimated)
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The sign outside the school board building indicates that it's the "J. Parizeau English School Board", a deliberately-ludicrous name choice since Jacques Parizeau was a famous Québec sovereigntist, and a supporter of the provincial legislation that restricts access to English-language public schools. See more »

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David Bronstein: [Talking to Sarah] You're cheerleading? For what? For your brother being psychotic?
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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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Already Gone
Written by Mary L. Milne (as Mary Milne)
Performed live by Mary L. Milne (as Mary Milne)
Courtesy of Mary Milne
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Funny teen comedy with political jokes
2 June 2010 | by 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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