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The Death of Stalin (15)

A still from Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci turns his barbed wit on the soviet functionaries scrabbling around in the days surrounding Joseph Stalin's death in 1953 in this pitch-black political satire.

It's 1953 and Stalin lies dying on the floor. 

In the days following his collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

The mastermind behind The Thick of It, In the Loop and Alan Partridge, Armando Iannucci, has assembled a tremendous cast including Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine and Simon Russell Beale all on delectably dark comic form. 

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UK/France 2017 Dir Armando Iannucci 106 min

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