The one-liners fly as fast as the 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.
This year’s must-see intelligent comedy, The Death of Stalin is in cinemas March 29.
Watch the trailer above.
Thanks to Madman Entertainment, Cream has five in-season double passes to Armando Vannucci’s latest laugh-fest ‘The Death of Stalin. To try winning a double pass, simply write in the Comments section below the name of the actor who plays Nikita Khrushchev in the film. Entries in by 5pm AWST, Friday 23 March.