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Rated R · 107 minutes · 2017

Dark comedy
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?
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Director: Armando Iannucci
Producer: Jean-Christophe Colson, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Simon Beale, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Richard Brake, Jonathan Aris, Dermot Crowley and Cara Horgan

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Chicago Reader The Death of Stalin shines a light on Lavrenti Beria, head of the Soviet Union’s dreaded secret police. Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep and The Thick of It, directed this wickedly funny Cold War satire. by J.R. Jones 03/15/2018
East Bay Express The Death of Stalin: Gremlins in the Kremlin Political horror story gets slapstick treatment, and it's brilliant. by Kelly Vance 03/16/2018
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Charleston City Paper Death of Stalin is a bitterly witty portrayal of the Kremlin power struggle It's 1953 and everyone's favorite brutal Soviet Union dictator Josef Vissarionovich Stalin is knocking on death's door and those nearest to him are in a panic. by Kevin Young 04/04/2018

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