The Death Of Stalin — Trailer

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added: Fri, Aug 11th '17

Armando Iannucci, the Emmy-winning creator of the HBO political satire series "Veep," is now tackling the historical politics of Russia with his first feature-length comedy since his 2009 critically acclaimed movie "In the Loop."

The Scottish-Italian satirist directs and co-writes this dead-pan political send-up, which is based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's graphic novel "The Death Of Stalin."

Featuring an impressive ensemble cast led by Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, and Simon Russell Beale, the 1953-set film focuses on the political power struggle that occurred after Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was struck down by a severe heart attack.

Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Paul Whitehouse, and Adrian McLoughlin also star in the comedy, which is set to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"The Death Of Stalin" is currently scheduled to open in the U.K. on October 20th, with a U.S. release to follow. In the meantime, you can watch the newly released trailer above.

synopsis:
The internal political landscape of 1950's Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.

In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.

 

directed by   Armando Iannucci

starring   Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Paul Whitehouse, Adrian McLoughlin

release date   October 20, 2017 (U.K. release)

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