The Death of Stalin

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, History, War, Black Comedy
  • Runtime
    107 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA, Belgium, Canada, France, UK
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, BAFTA nominated satire from acclaimed director Armando Iannucci (THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD). Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this 95% fresh rated audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast, set in 1953 Moscow. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power. Featuring an all-star cast including Jeffrey Tambor (TRANSPARENT), Steve Buscemi (RESERVOIR DOGS) and Simon Russell Beale (THE DEEP BLUE SEA), Village Voice raves, "As Stanley Kubrick did with DR. STRANGELOVE, Iannucci has built a satire not by twisting the truth but by nudging reality just a few inches further in the direction it was already going."
DIRECTED BY:
Armando Iannucci
WRITTEN BY:
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider
CAST INCLUDES:
Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend

SYNOPSIS

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria – the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains – just who is running the government?

The Death of Stalin

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, History, War, Black Comedy
  • Runtime
    107 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA, Belgium, Canada, France, UK
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Armando Iannucci
WRITTEN BY
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider
CAST INCLUDES
Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, BAFTA nominated satire from acclaimed director Armando Iannucci (THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD). Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this 95% fresh rated audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast, set in 1953 Moscow. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power. Featuring an all-star cast including Jeffrey Tambor (TRANSPARENT), Steve Buscemi (RESERVOIR DOGS) and Simon Russell Beale (THE DEEP BLUE SEA), Village Voice raves, "As Stanley Kubrick did with DR. STRANGELOVE, Iannucci has built a satire not by twisting the truth but by nudging reality just a few inches further in the direction it was already going."

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria – the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains – just who is running the government?

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