The Death Of Stalin
Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 at 9:10 PMEvent Website
Armando Iannucci · UK · 2017 · 107 mins · 14A
“FIVE STARS! THIS IS THE FILM OF THE YEAR!”
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (“Veep”). 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.
“INSANELY FUNNY. THE POLITICAL SATIRE WE NEED RIGHT NOW!" L.A. Weekly“ONE OF THE MOST HILARIOUS FILMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY!” SlashfilmCast Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor
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