The Death Of Stalin comes from Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
It looks at the internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia in a darkly comical way. The days after Stalin’s collapse their was one common trait between all his people; They were all just desperately trying to remain alive.
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This comedy drama is also written by Armando Iannucci who is the man behind other cult comedy classics such as Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and In The Loop. He also worked on multi-award-winning HBO comedy Veep. So it’s fair to say, this man can do no wrong.
The film depicts the sudden demise of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953, based on novel of the same name by Fabien Nury.
The cast for this dark comedy is huge: Adrian McLoughlin as Joseph Stalin, Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov, Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Olga Kurylenko as Maria Yudina, Michael Palin as Vyacheslav Molotov, Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria, Paddy Considine as Comrade Andreyev, Andrea Riseborough as Svetlana Stalin, Rupert Friend as Vasily Stalin, Jason Isaacs as Georgy Zhukov, Paul Whitehouse as Anastas Mikoyan, and Justin Edwards as Spartak Sokolov.
In Cinemas Oct 20.