The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
  • UK release: 20 October 2017

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

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The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci | France/UK | 2017 | 106m | 15

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s 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. One of the best - and funniest - films of the year!

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The Death of Stalin

16 Oct 20175 stars

Armando Iannucci's superlative satire brings together a terrific ensemble

With political backstabbing continuing apace on both sides of the pond and Russia overreaching, that great British satirist Armando Iannucci helps us to laugh rather than cry as he sends up an even sorrier state of affairs with typical precision. He…

Glasgow Film Theatre to host special Q&A with Armando Iannucci

25 Sep 2017

Event on Wed 11 Oct also includes a special screening of his new film The Death of Stalin, with tickets on sale now

Glasgow Film Theatre is to host a special Q&A event with one of the city's favourite sons Armando Iannucci. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Following a preview of The Death of Stalin, his greatly anticipated return to the big screen, the…

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