2017 . Comedy, Drama, History . 1h 47m
When tyrannical dictator Josef 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.
Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows (additional material by), Fabien Nury (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Thierry Robin (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Fabien Nury (original screenplay by)
20 Oct 2017
3 months ago
Rewatched this last night and i loved it. If you’re in the mood for passive humor, then you may enjoy this. The cast is brilliant and I think this is the first satire on the ussr? (Also the writer/director of this movie created Veep -- so caricaturing politics is his forte). I will say though it does lack something.
5 months ago
With the names behind this film I had high hopes that sadly weren’t met. It won’t stay with you like many of Iannucci’s other projects.
1 year ago
Pretty funny, quirky, but also a little lacking plot,
2 years ago
Funny, dark & twisted