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The Assassination of Trotsky Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This film is Joseph Losey's mood piece that delves into the psychological makeup of Frank Jackson (Alain Delon), the assassin of exiled Russian Communist leader Leon Trotsky (Richard Burton). The tale chronicles the final few months of Trotsky's life, from the May 1940 raid upon Trotsky's Mexican compound until August of that year when Jackson's assassination attempt succeeded. Much of the film details how the shy and mysterious Jackson gained access to the compound through ingratiating himself with family friend Sylvia Ageloff (Romy Schneider). The reclusive Trotsky, seeing a part of himself in Jackson, begins to warm up to him, never realizing that Jackson will be the man to finally kill him. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Richard Burton
as Leon Trotsky
Alain Delon
as Frank Jackson
Romy Schneider
as Gita Samuels
Valentina Cortese
as Natasha Trotsky
Luigi Vannucchi
as Ruiz
Giorgio Albertazzi
as Salazar
Michael Forest
as Jim
Claudio Brook
as Roberto
Peter Chatel
as Otto
Duilio del Prete
as Felipe
Jean Desailly
as Alfred Rosmer
Carlos Miranda
as Sheldon Harte
Hunt Powers
as Lou
Enrico Maria Salerno
as Salazar
Simone Valere
as Marguerite Rosmer
Peter Chatel
as Otto
Duilio del Prete
as Felipe
Carlos Miranda
as Sheldon Harte
Claudio Brook
as Roberto
Enrico Maria Salerno
as Salazar
Hunt Powers
as Lou
Michael Forest
as Jim
Jean Desailly
as Alfred Rosmer

Crew

Joseph Losey
Director
Joseph Losey
Producer
Norman Priggen
Producer
Josef Shaftel
Producer
Masolino D'Amico
Screenwriter
Nicholas Mosley
Screenwriter
Pasqualino De Santis
Cinematographer
Egisto Macchi
Composer (Music Score)
Reginald Beck
Editor
Arrigo Equini
Art Director
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