Boarding school boy Leon Bronstein is the Canadian reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. The fact that he grew up in a Jewish family, just like the Russian revolutionary, is only the first sign. In his room full of Communist paraphernalia, he maintains a list of his parallels with Trotsky. Bronstein also wants to fight in solidarity against oppression. His organised rebellion in the clothing factory of the ‘landowner’, in other words his father, leads to his banishment to a state school. There the disappointed Leon does not find any activist pupils, but tame sheep who willingly undergo the bizarre regime of the school board.
Tierney himself calls his second full-length feature 'a socialist high school film'. The result is a slightly absurd comic story about a rebellious adolescent. With a beautiful role by Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder) as a contemporary hero of the Red Army .

Filmmaker
Jacob Tierney
Country
Canada
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
114’
Language
English
Producer
Kevin Tierney
Production Company
Park Ex Pictures
Sales
Park Ex Pictures
Writer
Jacob Tierney
Cinematography
Guy Dufaux
Editor
Arthur Tarnowski
Production Design
Anne Pritchard
Sound Design
Claude Hazanavicius
Music
Malajube
Cast
Jay Baruchel
Website
http://www.thetrotskymovie.com