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The latest from the creator of Veep and director of In the Loop, Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin translates the writer-director’s razor-sharp sense of satire to 1950s Soviet Russia. When brutal dictator Joseph Stalin suffers a cerebral hemorrhage, his scheming inner circle begins to square off in a frenzied power struggle. Steve Buscemi’s conniving Nikita Khrushchev and Jefferey Tambor’s bumbling Georgy Malenkov are among those who vie desperately, and shamelessly, to be the new head of state—even before their hated predecessor’s body is cold (or before they can find one of the country’s few surviving doctors). Combining farcical palace intrigue with ruthless, rapid-fire dialogue, The Death of Stalin marks a new pinnacle for Iannucci, one of the great latter-day satirists of Western political systems. It is also, quite easily, one of the funniest films of 2018.
Director Armando Iannucci | 2017 | In English | 107 minutes | R (for language throughout, violence and some sexual references) | DCP