The Death of Stalin
Release date: March 16, 2018
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.
Runtime: 106 min
Director: Armando Iannucci
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producers: Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun
Screenplay: Fabien Nury, Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
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