Check out a new clip from writer/director Armando Iannucci’s darkly comic tale about the power vacuum left behind by Stalin’s death.


Russia, 1953. The country is held in the iron grip of Josef Stalin. Terror is on streets, as names are rounded up for execution by the ruthless, monstrous Beria (Simon Russell Beale). In the midst of this glorious time for the Motherland, Stalin is as much hated as he is loved by the people and those political snakes around him, which include Khruschev (Steve Buscemi), Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), Molotov (Michael Palin) and bullish General Zhukov (Jason Isaacs). When Stalin collapses and dies soon after, there’s a scramble for power. Only those ruthless enough to survive will climb to the top…


THE DEATH OF STALIN is released in Irish cinemas October 20, 2017.