Big Picture Show

Death of Stalin (2017)

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 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, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy. 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. EMPIRE’S Nick De Semlyen SAYS: “Armando Iannucci's most impressive feat yet.”

www.deathofstalin.co.uk/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukJ5dMYx2no

Available: Now
Rating Help: 15 Yrs & Over (15)
Running Time Help: 105
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