Joseph Stalin dies unexpectedly turning his ministers into panic. There is a re-balance of power and power grabbing, a state funeral and other un-niceties. The premise appears perfect for a black comedy.
THE DEATH OF STALIN, as the film is appropriately called can be divided into three parts, with sufficient chaos devoted to each. The first part of the film establishes who is who around Stalin. The second is the passing of Stalin and his funeral. The third is what happens after with Stalin’s ministry. The film is described on film sites as a ‘comedy’.
Among the who’s…
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