Rent The Death of Stalin (2017)

3.4 of 5 from 1341 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
Stalin Is Dead! And with The Soviet Union's top job now up for grabs, the men in Stalin's council are about to enter an 'interview' process unlike any other. With the prospect of absolute authority over the nation within grasp, in the days that follow, devious plotting and farcical backs tabbing are fair play, and one man will emerge with supreme power over the USSR. The question is: who?
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Yulya Muhrygina, Andrey Korzhenevskiy, , , , Alexandr Piskunov, Ruslav Neupokoev, Alla Bineeva, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Writers:
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows, Fabien Nury, Thierry Robin
Others:
Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Ian Martin
Studio:
EntertainmentOne
Genres:
British Films, Top 100 Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Writer Armando Iannucci, and Writers David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows
  • Interviews with the Cast and Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Writer Armando Iannucci, and Writers David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows
  • Interviews with the Cast and Crew
  • Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (30) of The Death of Stalin

Highly Disappointing - The Death of Stalin review by JS

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15/01/2018

Against much opinion I found this film to be essentially very boring with a Monty Python/Daily Mail view of Russia and actually quite offensive to all those millions of people who must have suffered immeasurably under Stalin's rule. OBVIOUSLY I know it is a black comedy, and therefore to be taken as such, but essentially it spins out one joke-what it actually must have been like to be there as a member of the "Government" when Stalin died and how to react in such bizarre circumstances- and spin this out for however how long. The West unfortunately has a completely one sided view of Russia and Eastern Europe most of the time and all films like this will do is to play to the prejudices and stereo types of "little Englanders" in reinforcing their brain dead views.

8 out of 25 members found this review helpful.

Ignore the haters. This is a very good film. - The Death of Stalin review by LH

Spoiler Alert
27/03/2018

Wow. I guess humour is a highly personal thing given some of the po-faced reviews above. I know that this film has been banned in Russia and this itself drew me to want to watch it! (One just wonders about the independence of some of the comments above... That's all I'll say on that.)

I loved this film. Very funny in a very dark way, which I guess won't please all of the people all of the time, but definitely appeals to my sense of humour. I found the cast to be absolutely first rate. The accents didn't bother me at all... What would have annoyed me would have been any attempt at cod Russian accents. I loved the way the film unfolded and the twists and turns of the political intrigue. Whilst I accept that it's probably not entirely factually correct, it doesn't claim to be a documentary. It's a comedy. It does bring home the horrors of Stalin's brutal paranoid reign of terror and the purges and the families destroyed at the stroke of a pen on to a list. It has made me want to learn more about this period of history and I fully intend to.

7 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Black Comedy - The Death of Stalin review by JD

Spoiler Alert
01/03/2018

Superb movie. Very clever take on an historic event, the death of Stalin. Very, very funny, the cast are great ( special mention of Michael Palin ) and full use of black comedy to highlight the atrocities of the Regime.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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