over 3 years
Love when Jacob Tierney & Jay Baruchel team up.
over 4 years
Funny generic comedy. Quite OK, but it's taking the name of comunist leader very lightly
The Trotsky is a 2009 Canadian comedy film directed by Jacob Tierney.
Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) 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 (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 graduate student Alexandra (Emily Hampshire).
Shooting for the film began in Montreal on 27 August 2008.
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.
The Toronto Star gave...