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The Death of Stalin 2017


This is a hilarious political comedy starring the ever-great Steve Buscemi. Set in the last days before Stalin’s death and the chaos that followed, it portrays the lack of trust and the random assassinations that characterized the Stalinist Soviet Union. Think of it as Veep meets Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. Although to be fair, its dark comedy props are very different from the comedy that comes out today: where there are jokes they’re really smart, but what’s actually funny is the atmosphere and absurd situations that end up developing.

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  • Genre

  • Mood

    A-list actors, Discussion-sparking, Funny, Grown-up Comedy, Sunday
  • Starring

    Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi
  • Directed by

    Armando Iannucci
  • Written by

    Armando Iannucci, David Schneider
  • Runtime

    106 minutes