Sunday, November 1, 2009

Exile in Buyukada



تبعیدی در بویوک آدا


In the eleven years following his expulsion from the Soviet Union, Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) exposed the crimes of Joseph Stalin through his writings, tried to organize a worldwide current of opposition to capitalism and Stalinism alike, and lived with the dark foreboding of his own eventual demise at Stalin's machination. Exile in Buyukada is a plausible cinematic evocation of Trotsky's time of persecution and frustration. A hybrid of documentary and drama based on Isaac Deutscher's celebrated biography, The Prophet Outcast (1963), and narrated enchantingly by English actress Vanessa Redgrave, the film depicts Trotsky in his Turkish exile.

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