The Death of Stalin
The year is 1953, Stalin suddenly dies and a staggering power struggle between Beria, Chrustjev and General Zhukov begins. Director Armando Iannucci, known for the political television series The Thick of it and Veep, has created a farce-like comedy where everyone distrusts each other in the battle to the top. The actors include Steve Buscemi known from the TV series Boardwalk Empire, Michael Palin from Monty Python and Olga Kurylenko from Quantum of Solace. "Iannucci has achieved a chilling satire in a farce pace that knocks out its competition", writes Jeanette Gentele in SvD and gives the film the highest rating. Martin Degrell gives the same rating on TVdags since "the actor's ensemble is amazing, the casting is spot on down to the smallest supporting role".