Running Time: 106 min.
Release Date: March 16, 2018 - Toronto
DVD: June 19, 2018
Netflix: March 22, 2019
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Chahidi, Dermot Crowley, Adrian McLoughlin, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci.
Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) 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.
Based on the comic book The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin.
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun
Screenplay: Fabien Nury, Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
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