The Death of Stalin
1.15pm Sunday 15 July 2018 - Double Feature
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 (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.
DIRECTOR ARMANDO IANNUCCI
WRITER Fabien Nury
STUDIO E1 Entertainment
RELEASE October 20, 2017
CAST Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Richard Brake
DURATION 1 hr 47 min
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