The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

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The Death of Stalin (2017)

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War/Drama/Comedy · 1h 47m · 3/9/2018

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You'll laugh or else.

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The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada

Production Companies

Gaumont, Main Journey, Quad Productions

Budget

$13,000,000

Revenue

$24,646,055
Cast
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Olga Kurylenko

Maria Veniaminiovna Yudina
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Tom Brooke

Sergei
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Paddy Considine

Andreyev
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Justin Edwards

Spartak Sokolov (Conductor 1)
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Adrian McLoughlin

Josef Stalin
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Simon Russell Beale

Lavrentiy Beria
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Jeffrey Tambor

Georgy Malenkov
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Steve Buscemi

Nikita Khrushchev
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Michael Palin

Vyacheslav Molotov
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Paul Ready

NKVD Officer Delov
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Yulya Muhrygina

Woman in Layers of Clothes
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Andrey Korzhenevskiy

Man in Layers of Clothes
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Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Musician 1
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Jeremy Limb

Musician 2
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Andy Gathergood

Citizen Bundled Into Car
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Alexandr Piskunov

Young Man Snitch
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Ruslav Neupokoev

Middle Aged Man
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Alla Bineeva

Middle Aged Wife
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Nicholas Woodeson

Boris Bresnavich (Conductor 2)
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Elaine Claxton

Mrs. Bresnavitch
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George Potts

Concert Director
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Sylvestra Le Touzel

Nina Kruschev
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Nicholas Sidi

NKVD Officer Kobulov
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Jonny Phillips

NKVD Officer Pervak
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Alex Harvey-Brown

Soldier
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Tim Steed

Sargeant
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June Watson

Matryona
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Adam Shaw

NKVD Guard Ilyin
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Daniel Tuite

NKVD Officer Slimonov
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David Crow

Khrustalyov
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Dermot Crowley

Lazar Kaganovich
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Paul Whitehouse

Anastas Mikoyan
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Paul Chahidi

Nicolai Bulganin
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Karl Johnson

Dr. Lukomsky
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Cara Horgan

Lidiya Timashuk
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Emilio Iannucci

Young Doctor
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Daniel Booroff

Tall Doctor
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Andrea Riseborough

Svetlana
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Dan Mersh

Ice Hockey Coach
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Rupert Friend

Vasily
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Richard Brake

Tarasov
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James Barriscale

Army General
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Daniel Tatarsky

NKVD Officer at Dacha Gates
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Ricky Gabbriellini

Red Army Captain
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Eva Sayer

Young Waitress
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Diana Quick

Polina Molotova
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Adam Ewan

Prisoner at Gulag
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Michael Ballard

Volga Guard Chasov
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Phil Deguara

Volga Guard Shula
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Jonathan Aris

Mezhnikov
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Katie McCreedy

Little Girl 2
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Ewan Bailey

NKVD Officer Aslanov
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Jason Isaacs

Field Marshal Zhukov
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Leeroy Murray

Zhukov's Chief of Staff
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Keely Smith

Teenage Ostrich Girl
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Sheng-Chien Tsai

Translator
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Dave Wong

Zhou Enlai
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Sergey Korshkov

NKVD Officer Fedin
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Alexander Grigorivev

Father
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Olga Dadukevich

Mother
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Nastya Koshevatskaya

Daughter
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Danya Bochkov

Son
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Sebastian Aton

NKVD Colonel Entin
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Nastya Karpenko

Russian Woman
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Amelia McCreedy

Little Girl 1
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Gerald Lepkowski

Brezhnev
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Luke D'Silva

Moskalenko
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Daniel Chapple

Red Army General
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Daniel Smith

Red Army Captain
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Ellen Evans

Teenage Girl
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Oleg Drach

Red Army Colonel
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Daniel Fearn

Marshal Konev
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Rodrig Andrisan

Soviet Mourner (uncredited)
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Claire Ashton

Soviet Mourner (uncredited)
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Derek Barr

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Alex Delescu

Steel Worker (uncredited)
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Glenn Doherty

Army General (uncredited)
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Caroline Garnell

Florist (uncredited)
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Robin George

Stalin's Doctor (uncredited)
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Jason Grangier

Steel Worker (uncredited)
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Henry Helm

Child Mourner (uncredited)
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Eloise Henwood

Sweet Russian Girl (uncredited)
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Kornelia Horvath

Posh Concert Audience / Mourner (uncredited)
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Attila G. Kerekes

Russian Mourner (uncredited)
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Svyatoslav Ketchin

Posh Concert Audience (uncredited)
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Gary Kiely

Posh Audience (uncredited)
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Dardan Kolicaj

Assistant Communist (uncredited)
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Christopher Marsh

Red Army Soldier (uncredited)
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Alan Mathis

Posh Audience (uncredited)
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Robert McLanachan

Mourner (uncredited)
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Yves O'Hara

Concert Guest (uncredited)
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Jag Patel

Soviet Mourner (uncredited)
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Steve Saunders

Hairy Old Doctor (uncredited)
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Adam Sef

Hungarian president assistant (uncredited)
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Richard Stanley

Posh Audience / Mourner (uncredited)
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François Sternkiker

NKVD Russian Officer / Shooter (uncredited)
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Matt Townsend

NKVD Soldier (uncredited)
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Zac Whitehead

Posh Gent in Audience (uncredited)
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Dean Williams

Army Colonel (uncredited)
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Miroslav Zaruba

NKVD Officer (uncredited)
Crew
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Armando Iannucci

Director
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Fabien Nury

Writer
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Thierry Robin

Writer
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Armando Iannucci

Writer
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David Schneider

Writer
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Ian Martin

Writer
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Peter Fellows

Writer
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Yann Zenou

Producer
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Laurent Zeitoun

Producer
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Nicolas Duval Adassovsky

Producer
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Kevin Loader

Producer
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Jean-Christophe Colson

Producer
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Zac Nicholson

Cinematograpy
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Peter Lambert

Editor
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Christopher Willis

Music
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The Death Of Stalin

(DVD, Clamshell)

6/19/2018

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