The Death of Stalin

Directed by by Armando Iannucci
Comedy | UK, France, Belgium | 2017 | English | Arabic & French Subtitles | 106 Mins
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, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government?