The Death of Stalin

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Certificate: 15
Length: 107 min
Director: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs

The beginning of the end of Communism in the USSR is the unlikely subject of this absolutely hilarious comedy of terrors from Armando Iannucci – the mastermind behind the immortal Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and In the Loop.

In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is just the film you need when you feel that history and politics are getting to you.

“Iannucci’s brand of political satire is applied to one of the darkest chapters in modern history, with sensational results. The Lives Of Others with laughs, it’s farcical, frightening and a timely reminder that things could always be worse.” – Nick de Semlyen, Empire