The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is directed by Armando Iannucci, and has a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine and Simon Russell Beale.
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Armando Iannucci has us tremblin’ in the Kremlin
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Armando Iannucci’s most impressive feat yet
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“The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup”
Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian