The Death Of Stalin. Image shows from L to R: Vasily Stalin (Rupert Friend), Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin), Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov (Jason Isaacs)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Creators
Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin
Stars
Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Paul Whitehouse, Paul Chahidi, Dermot Crowley, Jason Isaacs and more
Writers
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows and Fabien Nury
Director
Armando Iannucci
Producers
Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Jean-Christophe Colson, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux, Andre Logie and more
Companies

Film adapted from Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's French graphic novel by British director Armando Iannucci.

In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They're all just desperately trying to remain alive.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
106 minutes
UK release
Friday 20th October 2017
Produced
2016
UK premiere
Friday 8th September 2017, Toronto International Film Festival
Distributors

Entertainment One

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Sunday 17th October 2021 at 10:45pm on BBC2
  • Sunday 20th December 2020 at 9:30pm on BBC2

Recording details

  • London, Moscow and Kiev - Filmed on location.

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