The Death of Stalin

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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... read more
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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 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.

Original Release

10/20/2017

US Release

03/09/2018

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Cast

Steve Buscemi Nikita Khrushchev
Simon Russell Beale Lavrenti Beria
Jeffrey Tambor Georgy Malenkov
Jason Isaacs Field Marshal Zhukov
Rupert Friend Vasily / Vasily Stalin
Michael Palin Vyacheslav Molotov
Paddy Considine Andreyev
Andrea Riseborough Svetlana / Svetlana Stalin
Olga Kurylenko Maria Veniaminovna Yudina
Paul Whitehouse Anastas Mikoyan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Armando Iannucci

Writers

Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows, Fabien Nury, Thierry Robin

Cast

Steve Buscemi Nikita Khrushchev
Simon Russell Beale Lavrenti Beria
Jeffrey Tambor Georgy Malenkov
Jason Isaacs Field Marshal Zhukov
Rupert Friend Vasily / Vasily Stalin
Michael Palin Vyacheslav Molotov
Paddy Considine Andreyev
Andrea Riseborough Svetlana / Svetlana Stalin
Olga Kurylenko Maria Veniaminovna Yudina
Paul Whitehouse Anastas Mikoyan
Cara Horgan Lidiya Timashuk
Jonathan Aris Mezhnikov
Gerald Lepkowski Brezhnev / Leonid Brezhnev
Justin Edwards Spartak Sokolov, Conductor #1 / Spartak Sokolov (Conductor 1)
Paul Chahidi Nicolai Bulganin
June Watson Matryona / Matryona Petrovna
Daniel Tuite NKVD Officer Sliminov / NKVD Officer Slimonov
Adam Shaw NKVD Guard Ilyin
Dermot Crowley Lazar Kaganovich
Richard Brake Tarasov

Producers

Editors

Peter Lambert

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