About the film
Director: Armando Iannucci
Actors: Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Olga Kurylenko, Rupert Friend, Steve BuscemiArmando Iannucci (Veep) directs Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, and Andrea Riseborough in this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and the bootlick Ministers who vie for power after his sudden demise
Deploying a wide range of English-speaking actors with an assortment of accents — Cockney, Brooklyn, Liverpool — Iannucci sends a not-so-subtle message that Stalin and his inner circle were a bunch of arrivistes who wound up at the helm of a Cold War superpower.
As the Soviet dictator drew his very last breaths and then died, political infighting led to total chaos within the party.