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The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci

di 5 jun 2018 21:05 tot 23:05  |  Cinema zaal 1


The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.

On the night of March the 2nd 1953, a man is dying. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours for the taking. The man is Joseph Stalin - dictator, tyrant, butcher, as well as Secretary General of the USSR.

The death of Stalin is a satire about the days before the funerals of the Nation’s Father. Days that shine a sardonic light on all the madness, depravity and inhumanity of totalitarianism. Days that will see the men surrounding him fight to inherit his supreme power. And it’s all based on true events. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring.

regie: Armando Iannucci / comedy / with: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine / Verenigd Koninkrijk 2017, 106 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled 

Recensies

NRC

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"The death of Stalin is wonderlijk en wrang: een komedie over een land waar politiek gekonkel zeer directe gevolgen had."

Volkskrant

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"Iannucci toont op scherpe wijze hoe autoritair leiderschap werkt. Vooral de onvoorspelbaarheid is ontwrichtend – en bloedlink."

Trouw

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"Politieke satire"

BN de Stem

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"Een zwarte komedie over politieke paranoia, gekoppeld aan opportunisme van de ergste soort."

De Morgen

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"De meest amusante geschiedenisles die we ooit hebben gekregen"

Parool

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"Een combinatie van slapstick, silly humor en scherpe politieke observaties, gedragen door een formidabele cast."

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