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THE TROTSKY

(2009)
120 mins | Comedy | Politics | Social Justice | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
QuebecG
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Jacob Tierney

Writer(s): Jacob Tierney

Star(s): Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Saul Rubinek, Colm Feore

Synopsis:

Leon Bronstein (Baruchel) isn’t an average Montreal high school student. For one thing, he’s convinced that he is the reincarnation of early-20th-century Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. When Leon starts a hunger strike in his father’s (Rubinek’s) clothing factory, he is sent to public school as punishment.

Leon sets out to change the world, immediately butting heads with his new principal (Feore). Getting his apathetic peers to stand up to the school’s repressive administration proves more difficult than Leon first imagines, leading him to resort to some extreme and often hilarious tactics.

“The most genuine, authentic, legitimately funny teen movie since Heathers or John Hughes’ movies.”
— Jane Stevenson, Sun Media

This movie was amazing. My experience was 10 out of 10!
— Grade 12 student, Seycove SS, Vancouver

  • Mature 11-12

THE TROTSKY

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • Civics - 10
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Science - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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