The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale).
But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
★★★★★ "Make sure you pay your respects to the funniest film of 2017, as Monty Python meets TV's The Thick of It in this outrageous and brilliant historical satirical farce." DAILY MIRROR
★★★★ "A frighteningly funny satire that finds humour in historical horror. Watch and feel better about the world." TOTAL FILM
★★★★ " ... punchy, raucous, savagely smart screen comedy..." TIMES UK
★★★★ "Depending on your point of view, The Death of Stalin is either a sly, wintry satire on Armando Iannucci's usual theme of squawking political idiocy, or an insidious attempt to destabilise the Russian establishment with relentless dagger-blows." DAILY TELEGRAPH UK
★★★★ "It makes Stalin and his gang look as absurd as they were abominable, which can't be a bad thing." DAILY MAIL UK
"Superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list line-up." THE GUARDIAN
ATTENTION COMRADES: IT’S TIME TO PARTY!
Join us for an opening night celebration of THE DEATH OF STALIN on Thursday 29 March.
There are two separate events to chose from:-
Luna Leederville Indoor (6.15pm SHARP)Fi starts 6.45pm | Luna Outdoor (6.45pm SHARP)Film starts 8.00pm. Tickets onsale and online
INDOOR: With music by Cool Perth Nights featuring DJ Lauren Salt, mini White Russians and Vodka tastings thanks to Kimberley Rum Company, mini Soviet cupcakes by Cupcakes on Call and delicious pizza’s from Siena’s, Luna’s leadership encourages all patriots secure tickets now for the impending celebration (whilst stocks last). Supported by Sound Solutions
Our deranged comrades from Monkey Collective will be running amok ahead of the screening of this brilliant historical, satirical farce following the men bumbling and brawling to be the next Soviet leader.
OUTDOOR: With music by Cool perth Nights featuring DJ Lauren Salt, a complimentary glass of wine and or beer on entry from our new sponsors Hayshed Hill Wine and Otherside Brewing plus Guzman Y Gomez Tacos, dips plus Churros (whilst stocks last). Supported by Sound Solutions
Dress in your Soviet best for the Supremo.