The Death of Stalin

Most of Armando Iannucci’s work (“Veep”, “In The Loop”) is an out and out laugh riot, usually depicting the act of trying to govern mired in institutional ineptitude the same way Terry Gilliam’s Brazil was a magical fantasy story trying to happen in a world of bureaucrats and red tape.

But “The Death of Stalin” is something quite different. It might have been possible to make something in Iannucci’s signature style that was all laughs

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