Director: Armando Iannucci
Writer: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor
Released: March 29, 2018
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 107 minutes
Story: In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered in the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus in the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?
Olga Kurylenko Maria Veniaminovna Yudina
Tom Brooke Sergei
Paddy Considine Andreyev
Justin Edwards Spartak Sokolov - Conductor 1
Adrian McLoughlin Josef Stalin
Simon Russell Beale Lavrenti Beria
Jeffrey Tambor Georgy Malenkov
Steve Buscemi Nikita Khrushchev
Michael Palin Vyacheslav Molotov
Paul Ready NKVD Officer Delov
Yulya Muhrygina Woman in Layers of Clothes
Andrey Korzhenevskiy Man in Layers of Clothes
Roger Ashton Griffiths Musician 1
Jeremy Limb Musician 2
Andy Gathergood Citizen Bundled into Car