The Death of Stalin

The master of political satire Armando Iannucci delivers his own comic version of this historical chaos based on manipulation, lust and betrayal.

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On the night of March the 2nd 1953, a man is dying. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours to take. The man is Joseph Stalin – dictator, tyrant, butcher, as well as Secretary General of the USSR.
THE DEATH OF STALIN is a satire about the days before the funerals of the Nation’s Father. Days that shine a sardonic light on all the madness, depravity and inhumanity of totalitarianism. Days that will see the men surrounding him fight to inherit his supreme power. And it’s all based on true events.

Armando Iannucci, UK, Canada, France, Belgium, USA, 2017, 106 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin.