In historical comedyThe Death of Stalin, when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader.
Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria – the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains – just who is running the government?
UK – France / 106 minutes / 2018
Writers:Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin,
Rupert Friend as Vasily Stalin
Michael Palin as Vyacheslav Molotov
Jason Isaacs as General Georgy Zhukov
Paul Ready as NKVD Officer Delov
Diana Quick as Polina Molotova
Jonathan Aris as Mezhnikov
Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev
Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria
Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov
Andrea Riseborough as Svetlana Stalin
Paul Whitehouse as Anastas Mikoyan
Paul Chahidi as Nicolai Bulganin
Adrian McLoughlin as Joseph Stalin
Cara Horgan as Lidiya Timashuk
Richard Brake as Tarasov
Karl Johnson as Dr Lukomsky
June Watson as Matryona Petrovna
Sylvestra Le Touzel as Nina Krushchev
Nicholas Woodeson as Boris Bresnavich
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Musician
Jonny Phillips as NKVD Officer Pervak
Nicholas Sidi as NKVD Officer Kobulov
Gerald Lepkowski as Leonid Brezhnev
Daniel Tuite as Slimonov
Adam Shaw as Ilyin
Eva Sayer as Young Waitress
Dan Mersh as Ice Hockey Coach
Olga Kurylenko as Maria Yudina
Tom Brooke as Sergei
Justin Edwards as Spartak Sokolov
Paddy Considine as Comrade Andryev
Dermot Crowley as Kaganovich
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