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Director  Jacob Tierney
Initial DVD release  December 14, 2010
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Country  Canada
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Budget  6.4 million CAD
Writer  Jacob Tierney
Language  English
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Release date  11 September 2009 (2009-09-11) (TIFF) 14 May 2010 (2010-05-14) (Canada)
Cast  Jay Baruchel (Leon), Emily Hampshire (Alexandra Leith), Geneviève Bujold (Denise Archambault), Colm Feore (Principal Berkhoff), Jessica Paré (Laura), Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse (School Girl)
Similar movies  Pitch Perfect 2, The Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Jupiter Ascending, The Avengers, The Matrix
Tagline  The revolution begins in high school

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The Trotsky is a 2009 Canadian comedy film directed by Jacob Tierney.

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Plot

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Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) believes that he is the reborn incarnation of the socialist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Shortly after he starts to work in his family's clothing factory, he attempts to unionize the workplace with such actions as a hunger strike. He is pulled from his upper-class private school by his father (Saul Rubinek) and sent to the public school system. There, he continues his quest to live out Trotsky's activism, as he is pitted against the strong-willed principal Mr. Berkhoff (Colm Feore). Meanwhile, he seeks romance with older McGill University graduate student Alexandra (Emily Hampshire).

Cast

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  • Jay Baruchel as Leon Bronstein
  • Domini Blythe as Mrs. Davis
  • Geneviève Bujold as Denise Archambault
  • Anne-Marie Cadieux as Anne Bronstein
  • Jesse Camacho as Skip
  • Colm Feore as Principal Berkhoff
  • Emily Hampshire as Alexandra Leith
  • David Julian Hirsh as Eli Bronstein
  • Kaniehtiio Horn as Caroline (as Tiio Horn)
  • Michael Murphy as Frank McGovern
  • Jessica Paré as Laura
  • Tommie-Amber Pirie as Sarah Bronstein
  • Saul Rubinek as David Bronstein

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    As part of the plot, Ben Mulroney plays himself, the host of etalk, interviewing "Leon Bronstein".

    Production

    Shooting for the film began in Montreal on 27 August 2008 at Lakeside Academy.

    Release

    The film was first previewed at the Toronto International Film Festival 11 September 2009. In the United States, it was screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Its general Canadian release was on 14 May 2010.

    Reception

    The Trotsky received mostly favorable reviews from critics. The Toronto Star gave The Trotsky a positive review, particularly of the cast. Another positive review from Montreal's The Gazette noted the "inspired, often-dangerously-funny screenplay" of the "too-talented" Tierney, likening the film to Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    Web review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes assessed the film at 82% on its Tomatometer with an average rating of 7/10, based on 11 reviews.

    References

    The Trotsky Wikipedia
    The Trotsky IMDb The Trotsky themoviedb.org


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