The Death Of Stalin — U.S. Trailer


added: Wed, Jan 17th '18

From the creator of HBO's Emmy-winning comedy series "Veep" and the critically acclaimed British comedy "In the Loop," check out the new U.S. trailer for British political satirist Armando Iannucci's new deadpan farce "The Death Of Stalin," which offers an absurdist take on the days following the sudden demise of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

The film, based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's graphic novel, features an all-star ensemble that includes the likes of Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Paul Whitehouse, and Adrian McLoughlin.

"The Death Of Stalin" was recently nominated for two BAFTA awards (the British Academy Awards), which included Best Screenplay and Best British film. The political satire will be released in U.S. theaters beginning March 9th.

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.


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   March 9, 2018 (U.S. release)

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