The Death of Stalin (2017)


Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. (IMDb)
Quite an entertaining script: Takes the prim and proper genre of historical drama and the dark subject matter of dictators and deathly politics and injects it with some Monty Python-esque flair, as a charmingly accuracy-apathetic hodgepodge of accents and expletives craft one hilarious skit after another (see the Council’s bickering at board meetings, their game of telephone at the funeral, figuring out Stalin’s last gesture) which are all tied together in a solid political power games-plot.
8/10 (Great)


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