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Tango0111 Aug 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

…Comedy of a Failing Regime.

"Armando Iannucci, creator of In the Loop and Veep, has brought his acid wit and dark comedic sensibilities to another nation: Russia. His new film, The Death of Stalin, follows the chaos and jockeying for power that took place after the death of the authoritative leader in 1953. Because it's Iannucci, though, the movie also looks incredibly funny as it satirizes both the egos and the fear that permeated that era. And, in what is actually a pretty smart move (in my opinion), Iannucci also allows each of his actors to keep their native accents and dialects, which means we aren't made to suffer throughout outrageous attempts at Slavic cadence or the typical fall-back to everyone just sounding posh and English.

The movie stars a fantastic cast that includes Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend, and Jason Isaacs. (Friend is already making me crack up in this, and it makes me happy to see him freed from the super serious bonds of his recent storyline on Homeland). Check out the trailer below…"
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Looks funny!


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Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

Looks really fun I've got to see that one!

Tango0112 Aug 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Me too!. (smile)


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beingshort113 Aug 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

I can not wait for this to come out!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

That's Quinn from Homeland! It looks like he got better from all that Sarin and PTSD…
I never knew Zhukov (Tavington???) had such a sense of humor.

I would not have though the subject fit for slapstick. However, given Mel Brooks and Monty Python I might rethink that.
It is certainly on my "Gee, I hope it makes it to free On Demand soon" list.

Tango0113 Aug 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

Happy you like it John!! (smile)


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PMC31724 Aug 2017 4:10 a.m. PST

Ooh ooh I'll go and see this. Definitely.

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