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Director: Armando Iannucci

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KWg2nTYmk8

Runtime: 107 mins
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Social tags: #TheDeathofStalin

Synopsis:

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). 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 (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). 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.