Everything about this YES! If you have not heard of the name Armando Iannucci, then it’s about time you do as he is one of the masterminds behind the flat out hilarious UK outputs The Thick of It and its stellar companion piece movie In The Loop. His next incendiary politically focused comedy is The Death of Stalin and what a cast he has assembled for the film: Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor.
Synopsis: Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953.
When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.
THE DEATH OF STALIN world premieres at the 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL