THE DEATH OF STALIN

Rating: MA15+
Length: 107 minutes
Session Times:
Thu, 24th May:12:30pm
Fri, 25th May:12:30pm
Sat, 26th May:12:10pm
Sun, 27th May:4:50pm
Mon, 28th May:12:25pm
Tue, 29th May:12:25pm
Wed, 30th May:12:25pm
Genre: Comedy
Rating: MA15+ 107’
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor
Director: Armando Iannucci

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci. 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, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. 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.

Reviews
94% on Rotten Tomatoes - Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.

"Armando Iannucci's hilarious, profane satire about politburos pole-positioning for power could not be more timely. It's the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year." Rolling Stone

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