Worth Watching: First Trailer for Jay Baruchel's The Trotsky

September 17, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

The Trotsky Trailer

This was an unexpected surprise today! Our friends at Quiet Earth have dug up the first trailer for Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky starring Jay Baruchel. This comedy, set in Montreal, follows a teen who believes he is a reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. I actually caught this a few days ago up here at the Toronto Film Festival and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It feels a bit indie (as in really low budget), which actually hurts it I think, but it's still a good film, one worth picking up on DVD and watching if you like this trailer. It's quirky and Baruchel does a fantastic job. That's about all I need to say. Check out the trailer!

Watch the first Canadian trailer for Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky:

Follows Leon Bronstein, a teen who believes he is a reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. He's determined to duplicate every aspect of his life, including being exiled and ultimately assassinated.

The Trotsky is both written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Jacob Tierney, of the film Twist and the short Dad previously. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week to fairly positive reviews and raves for Jay Baruchel. Alliance Films is releasing it in Canada later this year, but as far as we know, it doesn't have a US distributor yet. Hopefully it'll be picked up by someone like IFC or Magnolia. Stay tuned!

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  • Yaniv
    What a piece of garbage!
  • Klaus
    Those Motion Graphics looked as if they were done by a 5th Grader.
  • xerxex
    need better quality trailer, but from the looks of it might be something to keep an eye on.
  • gplongwood
  • DiR3ct
    That was a trailer? I also can't understand what is remotely funny about communism?
  • Daniel
    This just looks like charlie bartlett+rushmore in a bad way...
  • Ben Wilson
    that looks pretty good for an anglo-canadian film (quality wise at least. and there doesn't appear to be a single drug addict character in it, which may be a first for modern canadian cinema). but that's not really saying much though.
  • Syphous
    High school is such an important time in everyone's life. Probably the most important time. And life is so hard! More movies about this please! Fucking lame.
  • Lol i love how clueless some of you are. Trotsky was my favorite assassinated leader anyway. Ima see this.
  • nick
    whats the song in this trailer???
  • Luke E Pierre
    Montréal by Malajube It's a tiny canadian film with a minuscule budget. Give it the criticism a rest and go watch some Micheal Bay slo-mo jizzstravaganza instead.
  • yatesea
    The song in this trailer is K'Naan - ABC's




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