Watch the new trailer for "The Death Of Stalin"

Directed by The Thick Of It creator It Armando Iannucci.

  • · Posted 5 months Ago
  •  BY Joe Reeve

A new trailer for political comedy The Death Of Stalin has just arrived online. The film is directed by Armando Iannucci, creator of tv series The Thick Of It and Veep, and is his second feature film following 2009’s In The Loop.

The film takes place in the immediate aftermath of the death of the Soviet Union dictator Joesph Stalin, and presents ridiculous characters from Stalin's team of ministers who are left vying for change.

It received pretty great reviews from its appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, but Russia don’t seem to be too happy, with the country reportedly considering banning the movie entirely.

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Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Paul Whitehouse, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale and more, The Death of Stalin arrives in UK cinemas on 20 October. Have a read the synopsis below:

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.

Watch the trailer at the top of the page!

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