Title: The Death of Stalin
Country: France, UK, Belgium, Canada
|Country||France, UK, Belgium, Canada|
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?
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows (additional material by), Fabien Nury (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Thierry Robin (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Fabien Nury (original screenplay by)