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A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940,claiming to be a Belgian who is fleeing the war in Europe to join his girlfriend, one of refugee Leon Trotsky’s secretaries.
2018 | 6 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor
2018 | Winner: Best Art Direction
2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Costume Design
The myth of Trotsky the harmless old idealist is left intact but the film does deliver in terms of dramatic momentum. Alfonso Herrera certainly makes for a convincing Mercader as the sly yet insecure but always fanatical Stalinist hit man.