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The Death of Stalin

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The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (VeepIn 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.

UK | France, 2017, 106 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Armando Iannucci

  • “A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror."

    – Philip De Semlyen, TIME OUT
  • “Make sure you pay your respects to the funniest film of 2017, as Monty Python meets TV's The Thick of It in this outrageous and brilliant historical satirical farce.”

    – Chris Hunneysett, DAILY MIRROR (UK)
  • “There is one thing that power can't stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.”

    – Kate Taylor, GLOBE AND MAIL
  • “The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.”

    – Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
  • “The film is uproariously funny but painfully close to the bone in a world where once again the lunatics have taken over the asylum.”

    – Lisa Mullen, SIGHT AND SOUND
  • “A delicious black comedy.”

    – Sara Stewart, THE NEW YORK POST
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