The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

MA15+ , 106 mins

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). 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 (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). 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.

Director
Armando Iannucci
Main Cast
Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale
Classification
MA15+ (Strong coarse language)
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Release Date
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Running Time
106 Mins
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