A comedy of terrors.
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Scottish filmmaker Armando Iannucci. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
★★★★★ "so brilliant it's a privilege to watch it" - METRO
★★★★★ "An audacious comedy of horrors" - FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★★ "A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror." - TIME OUT
★★★★★ "The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop." - GUARDIAN
★★★★ "punchy, raucous, savagely smart screen comedy" - UK TIMES
" a fantastic ensemble cast of comedic and theatrical talents" - FILMINK AUSTRALIA
Cast: Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough
Director: Armando Iannucci
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