The Death of Stalin
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). 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 Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), the sadistic secret police chief Beria (Simon Russell Beale) and Jason Isaacs as Field Marshall Zhukov. 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.
"This is the film of the year... Superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup" – THE GUARDIAN
“A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror.” – TIME OUT