The Trotsky

Director: Jacob Tierney Year: 2009 Run Time: 120min
The Trotsky (Le Trotski) (2009)

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


Jacob Tierney


Jacob Tierney


Kevin Tierney


Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Saul Rubinek, Colm Feore, Geneviève Bujold




English, Dubbed in French


English, French

Closed Captioning:

English, French


The Trotsky is filmed and set in Quebec. Jacob Tierney is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon