Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein believes that he is the reborn incarnation of Marxist/Bolshevik leader 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 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. Meanwhile, he seeks romance with older graduate student Alexandra.
In my opinion, as a canadian, that canadian filmmakers in both movies and tv can do two things great. Firstly, we can make great comedy movies and sketch comedy and secondly, we can make great kid shows. We can make average documentaries, but we are least famous for our dramas. Now some may get pissy and say that there are great dramatic canadian directors and I am not denying that, its just the aforementioned two things are what we are more famous for. The Trotsky is possibly the best Canadian … more
THE TROTSKY Written and Directed by Jacob Tierney Starring Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Ricky Mabe, Colm Feore and Saul Rubinek Anne Bronstein: Leon! Supper! Leon Bronstein: One minute! Anne Bronstein: You can finish your little revolution after dinner. If you met a teenager who genuinely believed that he was the reincarnation of the Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist, Leon Trotsky, what do you think you would do with him? Do you … more