- 11 Aug 17
Don't Worry, Armando Ianucci's hilarious looking film is not in Russian.
The man behind modern classics of satire like In the Loop has gone and made what looks to be a scathing critique of the ruthless nature and power hungry atmosphere of soviet bureaucracy in the unstable period after the Death of Joseph Stalin.
The trailer for Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin came out today and the Trump administration comparisons are easily found in this depressingly relevant looking satire. Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi and Rupert Friend make up an impressive looking ensemble cast.
The official synopsis reads: “On the night of March 2, 1953, a man is dying. The man is Joseph Stalin, dictator, tyrant, butcher as well a Secretary General of USSR. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours for the taking.”