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The Death of Stalin (2017)

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Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

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Tarasov
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Comrade Andryev
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Vyacheslav Molotov
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Spartak Sokolov
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Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

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rated R for language throughout, violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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La muerte de Stalin  »

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Based on a French graphic novel. See more »

Goofs

Malenkov did not become General Secretary of the Communist Party when Stalin died. He did, however, become Premier of the Soviet Union. The Soviet leadership was clearly in flux, and Malenkov never had the status of obvious successor to Stalin that the movie implies. He did not chair the Politburo meeting after Stalin died; Khrushchev did. See more »

Quotes

Georgy Malenkov: [to the small girl who's been chosen for a photo-op] OK! Balcony! Let's go!
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Crazy Credits

Black-and-white photographs of the main characters appear over the end credits, but various figures are airbrushed out, have their faces defaced, or have other people superimposed over them, as per Soviet photos of Trotsky and purge victims. See more »

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Referenced in Sky News: Sunrise: Episode dated 19 October 2017 (2017) See more »

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Gallows humour with hollow laughs
21 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

There's no avoiding truths rapidly passed over in this depiction of chaos following the death of an evil dictator. Stalin had charm...to those who were not his subjects and were never a threat to his authority. He fooled many so-called intellectuals in the West but everyone around him knew the truth, and, most managed to tip-toe over eggshells in order to stay alive. To thrive in such an environment requires a certain kind of callous ruthlessness...perfectly depicted with suitable crass humour here. The cast is perfectly chosen...each very accomplished actor adding their particular star dust. There's more than a single sittings' content in this film which deserves another viewing. Impressive and engaging story-telling based on real life events. Bravo all.


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