THE DEATH OF STALIN

By Armando IANNUCCI

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Black comedy - Completed 2016

The master of political satire Armando Iannucci (BAFTA nominee and creator of the multi-awarded TV-Series Veep, produced by HBO) delivers his own version of this historical chaos based on manipulation, lust and betrayal. A scathing comedy with no holds barred!

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Sundance Film Festival 2018
Spotlight
Rotterdam IFF 2018
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Armando IANNUCCI
    • Synopsis
    • On the night of March the 2nd 1953, a man is dying. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours to take.
      The man is Joseph Stalin - dictator, tyrant, butcher, as well as Secretary General of the USSR.
      THE DEATH OF STALIN is a satire about the days before the funerals of the Nation’s Father. Days that shine a sardonic light on all the madness, depravity and inhumanity of totalitarianism.
      Days that will see the men surrounding him fight to inherit his supreme power. And it’s all based on true events.
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