Russia, 1953. Joseph Stalin is dead. As the Soviet leadership of Khrushchev, Beria, Molotov, Malenkov, and Zhukov — not to mention Stalin’s own family — grapple with the death, a manic power struggle begins to fill the vacuum left by their vaunted leader. And in Soviet Russia, where assassination is as routine as the morning post, nobody in this band of idiots is safe.
THE DEATH OF STALIN is the second feature from prolific satirist Armando Iannucci (VEEP; THE THICK OF IT; IN THE LOOP). Iannucci brings his trademark fast-paced, foul-mouthed wit to post-Stalin Russia, directing a squad of some of the finest comic actors (including Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, and Jason Isaacs) in a truly treasonous work of satire.
With universal critical acclaim and an impeccable comedy pedigree, THE DEATH OF STALIN is a comprehensive, hilarious teardown of a regime in chaos. And if you look closely, you might even see echoes of administrations closer to home. Banned in four countries, THE DEATH OF STALIN is the historical farce you didn’t know you needed. (Alamo Drafthouse)
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