The Death of Stalin

Saturday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (VeepIn 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.

THE DEATH OF STALIN originally opened at IFC Center on March 9, 2018 and screened until August 2, 2018

  • Country USA
  • Year 2018
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
  • Director Armando Iannucci
  • Writer Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
  • Producer Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Kevin Loader
  • Cast Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough

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