THE DEATH OF STALIN
The Soviet dictator lives out his final days, and chaos erupts after his death
This clever and unique "horrible history" explores the immediate before, during and aftermath of the demise of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. But if this is history, it's not history as we know it, as it's played as broad comedy, and in an assortment of English and American accents. However, it still manages to convey a real sense of what Soviet life must have been like during Stalin's paranoid "Great Terror" and the Kremlin power struggle that followed his death.
Nominated for two BAFTA Film Awards.
“Armando Iannucci and a crack comedy troupe take a hatchet to the Soviet tyrant’s cult of personality in a period-comedy diversion that’s dependably close to the bone… It’s absolutely hilarious… but also, people die.”
- Lisa Mullen, Sight & Sound