The Trotsky

Overview

An unusually intense teenager gets the idea that his name defines his destiny in this offbeat comedy. Leon Bronstein Jay Baruchel is a young man who has made the discovery that his birth name is the same as that of Leon Trotsky, the celebrated Russian revolutionary and socialist theorist. This coincidence leads Leon to believe that he is the reincarnation of Trotsky and it is his destiny to follow his path as closely as possible -- which is a bit difficult when you have rich parents and attend an upscale private ...
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Overview

An unusually intense teenager gets the idea that his name defines his destiny in this offbeat comedy. Leon Bronstein Jay Baruchel is a young man who has made the discovery that his birth name is the same as that of Leon Trotsky, the celebrated Russian revolutionary and socialist theorist. This coincidence leads Leon to believe that he is the reincarnation of Trotsky and it is his destiny to follow his path as closely as possible -- which is a bit difficult when you have rich parents and attend an upscale private school in Montreal. Leon's father Saul Rubinek gives his son a part-time job in one of his clothing factories, and within a day Leon is leading his fellow workers in a sit-down strike. Father isn't amused and punishes Leon by making him attend public school, but there the world-be revolutionary finds new ways to battle fascism -- which in this case is represented by Principal Berkhoff Colm Feore and Mrs. Davis Domini Blythe, a teacher eager to give her students detention. Leon's pursuit of social justice causes him to fall in with Frank Michael Murphy, a burned-out activist-turned-college professor, but Leon also finds himself infatuated with Frank's current girlfriend -- who, like Trotsky's great love, is named Alexandra Emily Hampshire and is nine years older than he. Directed by Jacob Tierney, The Trotsky was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Closed Caption ; An interview with director Jacob Tierney; Trotsky bloopers; Deleted scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • UPC: 767685231548
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,973

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jay Baruchel Leon Bronstein
Colm Feore Principal Berkhoff
Saul Rubinek David Bronstein
Domini Blythe Mrs. Davis
Michael Murphy Frank McGovern
Emily Hampshire Alexandra
Tommie-Amber Pirie Sarah Bronstein
Anne-Marie Cadieux Anne Bronstein
Geneviève Bujold Denise Archambault
David Julian Hirsh Eli Bronstein
Jessica Paré Laura
Jesse Camacho
Tijo Horn
Ricky Mabe
Technical Credits
Jacob Tierney Director, Screenwriter
Pierre-Jules Audet Sound/Sound Designer
Rosina Bucci Casting
Mario Davignon Costumes/Costume Designer
Guy Dufaux Cinematographer
Gavin Fernandes Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Hazanavicius Sound/Sound Designer
Malajube Score Composer
Anne Pritchard Production Designer
Arthur Tarnowski Editor
Kevin Tierney Producer
Sarah Webster Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Trotsky
1. Worker's Playground [10:25]
2. Some Modest Proposals [10:45]
3. A Public Life [5:58]
4. A More Perfect Union [8:45]
5. Lovers and Lowyers [10:22]
6. You're an Interesting Guy, Leon [7:51]
7. Do the Jane Fonda [3:43]
8. A Line in the Sand [8:04]
9. The Prophet Hard at Work [8:29]
10. Animal Farm [8:45]
11. Collective Agreements [11:13]
12. The Prophet in Exile [18:39]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Trotsky
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      My Tribeca Story Presented by American Express
      On the Red Carpet With the Trotsky Presented by American Express
      Bloopers & Outtakes
         Play All
         Trotsky Bloopers
         I Do Not Understand Politics
         Les Canadiens
         The Party People
      The Making of the Trotsky
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Leon Leaves School (Alt Opening)
         Extended Meeting Ahmed
         Dad and Leon Argue
         Girls Revolution
         Plotting the Kidnapping
         Leon and Sarah Talk
         Mom and Dad Talk
         Marriage Proposal
         Leon Meets Alexandra (Alt Version)
   Audio Set-up
      5.1 Surround
      Stereo
      Audio Commentary With Director Jacob Tierney and Editor Arthur Tarnowski
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