In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an ...
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Early 1920s. As the oppression towards the opposition becomes more brutal, Trotsky believes a more gentle approach is needed. He is supported by Lenin, but Stalin disagrees with them and is willing ...
The events unfold in 1915-1917. The Marxist theoretician and publicist Alexander Parvus, who fled to Germany from a Russian exile, during the First World War has been successfully ... See full summary »
Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is in Sarajevo with his wife, Sophie. While through the city by car, they are victims of an attack and die. This is the trigger of the First World War.
He was his absolute copy - his gestures, body language and jokes were so similar, no one suspected the change. Bogdanov looked at the screen as if it was a mirror. The double has taken over... See full summary »
In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an incredible coincidence, Trotsky and his wife survive. Having lost during the eleven years of expulsion almost all close ones and relatives, Trotsky understands: his eternal enemy, Stalin, will continue to pursue him until the end of his days. He decides to leave a political testament, for the first time to tell in full and sincerely how a man from an oppressed minority managed to become a prophet of a new world and overthrow an empire.
According to Elena Afanasieva, Director of Creative Channel Planning Directorate of the Channel 1, less than a year passed since the idea of the series was introduced and until the end of the shooting. Subsequently, Konstantin Ernst confirmed this, saying that another TV series about the revolution that the channel planned to implement was shelved, as a result which he had to urgently appeal to Aleksandr Tsekalo with a proposal to shoot a series about Trotsky. See more »
Trotsky in all leather? Come on! I expect some departures from the truth for dramatic effect, but there are so many distortions and made up history as well as made up motivation, it could have been written by Donald Trump. Why divert from the historical record, which, if told fairly straight, is truly compelling storytelling?
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