Rent The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

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1h 40min
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Synopsis:
Mexico City, 1940. Communist parades are celebrating May day. In a hotel room near Zocalo Square there are two people who are destined to play a major part in the events leading to the assassination of Leon Trotsky, the ageing idealist and 'dedicated Marxist and atheis' banished from Russia by Josef Stalin who has been given sanctuary by the Mexican Government - Frank Jacson, travelling on a Canadian passport, who claims to be a Belgian in Mexico avoiding national service, and Gita Samuels, a one-time translator. Jacson shows no outward signs of being interested in politics but is pathologically opposed to Trotsky and is involved with those who wish to silence him.
In a suburb if Coyaocan, Trotsky and his wife live in a heavily protected villa. On the evening of May 23, a group of militant Stalinists invade the villa and fire machine guns at Trotsky's bed. Trotsky and his wife escape unharmed but now the job of disposing of Trotsky is left to Jacson and heraeeds the assistance of Gita to gain access to his target. But Gita, a supporter of Trotsky becoming suspicious...
Actors:
, , , , , Luigi Vannucchi, , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Norman Priggen
Writers:
Nicholas Mosley, Masolino D'Amico, Franco Solinas
Studio:
Oracle
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2001
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
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