France, UK, Belgium


On the night of 2 March 1953, a man is dying. 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. The man is Joseph Stalin - dictator, tyrant, butcher, as well as Secretary General of the USSR. THE DEATH OF STALIN is a satire about the days before the funerals of the Nation’s Father. Days that shine a sardonic light on all the madness, depravity and inhumanity of totalitarianism. Days that will see the men surrounding him fight to inherit his supreme power. And it’s all based on true events.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Armando Iannucci

Written by: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows

Produced by: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Kevin Loader, Yann Zenou, Sidonie Dumas, Laurent Zeitoun

Cinematography: Zac Nicholson

Cast: Jason Isaacs (Zhukov), Olga Kurylenko (Maria), Michael Palin (Molotov), Steve Buscemi (Khrouchtchev), Andrea Riseborough (Svetlana), Simon Russell Beale (Beria), Paul Whitehoouse (Mikoyan), Jeffrey Tambor (Malenkov), Adrian McLoughlin (Stalin), Paddy Considine (Andreyev), Rupert Friend (Vasily)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Comedy 2018
  • People's Choice Award 2018