ARMANDO IANNUCCI

THE DEATH OF STALIN

A Comedy of Terrors
2017 · 93 mins · Comedy, Drama
A Comedy of Terrors. 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...

A Comedy of Terrors. 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.

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★★★★★ "This is the film of the year... Superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup" Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
MMA9273
Languages
English
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1

Directed by

Armando Iannucci

Featuring

Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Adrian McLoughlin, Olga Kurylenko

Special Features

Interviews with Cast and Crew