The Assassination of Trotsky

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Released 1972

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The Assassination of Trotsky

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Director:
Joseph Losey
Released:
1972
Rating:
R

The Assassination of Trotsky is a psychological drama that brings you into the deranged mind of Leon Trotsky's assassin. Leon Trotsky (Richard Burton) is one of the founders of Russia's Communist revolution. In 1940, Trotsky is in exile and seeks refuge in Mexico City hiding from possible assassination attempts. In fear of being killed, Trotsky beefs up the security at his home, yet still steadfastly and excitedly calls for the overthrow of Stalin. Frank Jackson (Alain Delon) is Stalin's ticket to eliminating Trotsky. This film delves into Jackson's thought processes and methods as he seeks to gain acceptance into Trotsky's world to assassinate him. See how the shy but mysterious Jackson gains access to commit a successful assassination, and get a historically accurate account of the last months of Trotsky's life. From director Joseph Losey, The Assassination of Trotsky gives an in-depth look at the man who assassinated one of the few stubborn Communists that withstood rehabilitation by the Gorbachev led Russian government.

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