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The Death of Stalin (2017)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Wednesday 7 February, 7:30pm

English  |  France / United Kingdom / Belgium  |  107 mins  |  Cert: 15A  | Director: Armando Iannucci

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
 
It’s 1953, and Joseph Stalin rules over the Soviet Union with an iron fist… until one morning he’s discovered unconscious. With the dictator at death’s door, his deputies including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale) and Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) begin jostling for power. Meanwhile, they find themselves dealing with Stalin’s demanding son & daughter, planning a grand funeral, and keeping the country in order…
 
In his return to the big screen, Armando Iannucci - creator of Veep and The Thick of It - brilliantly blends farce and drama in this hilarious yet probing historical satire. Loaded with inspired comic moments and thrilling political chaos, The Death of Stalin also proves a provocative portrait of a society under a cruel regime. 
 
★★★★★ “Farcical, frightening and a timely reminder that things could always be worse” Empire

 

 

 

 

 

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