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The Death of Stalin (2017)
|Crew :||Angelica Pressello / Paddy Considine /|
|Cast :||Steve Buscemi Simon Russell Beale Paddy Considine Rupert Friend Jason Isaacs|
Stalin's core team of ministers tussle for control following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953.
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Also starring Steve Buscemi
Also starring Simon Russell Beale
Also starring Paddy Considine
If only the end result were as funny as the idea that anyone would undertake a film about the turmoil surrounding the Soviet despot s demise.
An occasionally funny, often straight-faced film about a cruel leader s cronies and how self-interest doesn t stall for death.
There is one thing that power can t stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.
The Death of Stalin marks the first instance in which Iannucci has applied his style to real-life figures, and it s as though he has crafted a historical foundation for the rest of his work.
It will more than satisfy Iannucci s fans at arthouses; here s hoping we don t have to wait another eight years to see the director s next film.
A delicious black comedy ...
Its application of [Iannucci s] signature barbed comic voice to such grim history (executions are a constant source of gallows humor) packs its own punch.
A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror.
There s an irony here: In the interest of dramatic expediency, Iannucci has made the power players of The Death Of Stalin look more competent and more decisive than their real counterparts.
Armando Iannucci s hilarious, profane satire about politburos pole-positioning for power could not be more timely. It s the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year.