In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered in the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus in the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?

Genre: Komödie
Regie: Armando Iannucci
Darsteller: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin
Land: GB / F 2017
Filmstart: 29.03.2018
FSK: 12
Länge: 107 Minuten