Trotzky, the hero of the Russian revolution, was for years venerated like a saint. For him the October Revolution and the civil war were merely stages on the way to his real aim: The world revolution.
Yet the celebrated hero became a wanted man. His embittered opponent Stalin, whom he underestimated all his life, disempowered him bit by bit, extinguished him and banished him from the history of the revolution. How much truth is there in the myth of Trotzky, in the legend of the prophet and martyr of the revolution? Trotzky's role in history is still a subject of controversy; in Russia he is the great non-person. Even today he is still an object of unbridled hatred - from many quarters. With justification? Trotzky as a "moral monster, a mass murderer, who wanted to subjugate the world with one blow, once and for all". Trotzky, the "revolutionary" - venerated and reviled, loved, hated, feared. Archive material compiled from all over the world, citations and new shoots create an electrifying proximity to the historical person and to the man Leo Trotzky. Stages in his life and flight - St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Vienna, Istanbul, Mexico City... Ninety years after the Russian Revolution, the riveting documentary of its hero: Trotzky - an unparalleled political biography of the 20th century.
43 min (German)
|Original Title||Trotzki - Aufstieg und Fall eines Revolutionärs|
|Year Of Production||2007|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV], English [DUB], French [DUB]|
Cast & Crew
Ast Film for BR