About

When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief.

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Directed by

Armando Iannucci

Written by

Armando Iannucci (Screenplay)
David Schneider (Screenplay)
Ian Martin (Screenplay)
Fabien Nury (Screenplay)
Thierry Robin (Comic Book)

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France, Belgium

Language

English

Tagline

In the Kremlin, no one can hear you scheme

Cast

Keywords

biography military dark comedy death based on a true story history 1950s satire russia dictator political satire socialism chaos joseph stalin dry humour regime nikita khrushchev

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Lists

#29 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2018 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?