Stalin’s Dead

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film.
It stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor.

Based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline, the film depicts the Soviet power struggles following the death of dictator Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) in 1953.


Mainly went to see this because it was directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci, who made ‘The Thick of It’ and the USA version, Veep.

It feels like a toned down version of his TV series. There is less foul language. Some of it was a bit difficult to follow, but the humour in the situations were apparent and overall would give it a 3/5.