Wednesday, 18 April 2018

24 April - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing

Back to the UGC this month, ladies, to see The Death of Stalin, directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci:

“The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. 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*.”  (Rotten Tomatoes)

*also including Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and Paddy Considine

Running time. 1h47