First Trailer for Armando Iannucci’s THE DEATH OF STALIN August 11, 2017 “I have no idea what is going on!” From Armando Iannucci, the creator of ‘Alan Partridge,’ ‘Veep’ and blisteringly funny ‘In the Loop,’ comes a Soviet satire about Russian dictator Joseph Stalin’s last days and the chaos that transpired after his death. 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. 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. Irish release date is October 20, 2017.