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The Trotsky

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113 minutes
Release date: May 14, 2010
DVD release date: October 5, 2010
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Films

Jacob Tierney’s The Trotsky is a teen comedy with a difference. Jay Baruchel, playing a character named Leon Bronstein (which is the real name of communist Godfather, Leon Trotsky), is a youngster who delves into leftist history and decides that he is the reincarnation of the mythic Russian revolutionary. He angers his father by convincing the wealthy businessman’s workers to go on strike. His dad retaliates by banishing Leon to a public school, where the burgeoning radical resolves to transform the student union into a real union. While the student group organizes dances, he wants to organize rights. Leon turns away from the values of his prosperous family, hooks up with Comrade Lenin (Jacob Tierney), falls for an older woman called Alexandra, and so on. Sounds like serious stuff, but Tierney has managed to find the humour, and lots of it, in the concept of a modern day “student radical.”



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Crew:
Producer:

Kevin Tierney
Isabella Salas

Director:

Jacob Tierney

Screenwriter:

Jacob Tierney

Cinematographer:

Guy Dufaux

Editor:

Arthur Tarnowski

Composer:

Malajube

Cast:Roles:

Jay Baruchel
Colm Feore
Geneviève Bujold
Ricky Mabe
Jessica Paré
Saul Rubinek
Michael Murphy
Kaniehtiio Horn
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
Liane Balaban
Trevor Hayes
Emily Hampshire

Jacob Tierney
Justin Bradley
Angela Galuppo
David Julian Hirsh
Jesse Camacho
Taylor Baruchel
Tommie-Amber Pirie
Kyle Gatehouse
Jesse Rath
Ben Mulroney
Anne-Marie Cadieux
Li Li
Jesse Vinet
Mary L. Milne
Domini Blythe
Pat Kiely
Erika Rosenbaum
Dan Beirne

Leon Bronstein
Principal Berkhoff
Denise Archambault
Tony
Laura
David Bronstein
Frank Mcgovern
Caroline
Sarah

Stage Hand
Alexandra Leith
Commrade Lenin
Jimmy
Sheila
Eli Bronstein
Skip
Taylor
Sarah Bronstein
Kyle
Dwight
Himself
Anne Bronstein
Private school Girl 1
Private School Girl 2
Mary Milne
Mrs. Danvers
Julien
Becca
Dan