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With exceptional force, this riveting documentary depicts one of the most controversial historical events of the 20th Century: the assassination of Leon Trotsky. Expelled from his homeland, Trotsky is allowed to reside in Mexico after Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo used their influence to assist his relocation. But tragedy unfolds when Ramon Mercader, one of Lenin's loyal followers, locates Trotsky's hiding place in Coyoacan. Through probing interviews and rare archival footage, the film probes Mercader's motivations and his subsequent silence. "Fascinating viewing" (Time Out London). In Spanish with English subtitles.

Jose Luis Lopez-Linares/Javier Rioyo---Spain---1996---96 mins.