The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin poster
In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus among the senior members of the Council of Ministers as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?

Director: Armando Iannucci
Writer: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows (additional material by), Fabien Nury (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Thierry Robin (based on the comic book "The Death of Stalin" by), Fabien Nury (original screenplay by)
Production: IFC Films
Year: 2017
MetaScore: 88/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 09 Mar 2018
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 8 wins & 14 nominations.


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I want to make a speech at my father's funeral - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I want to make a speech at my father's...
Should we investigate - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Should we investigate
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Don't worry
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How can you run and plot at the same...
All the best doctors are in the gulag or dead - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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All the best doctors are in the gulag or...
Long Live Stalin - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Long Live Stalin
But I'm confident of everlasting life - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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But I'm confident of everlasting life
What took you so long - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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What took you so long
Josef Vissarionovich Stalin - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Josef Vissarionovich Stalin
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I've had nightmares that made more sense...
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I thought we'd banned those freaks
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Was a warm and mighty bear
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I fucked Germany
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They look like mental patients
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A modern soldier's greatest fear
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Jesus Christ
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I'm confident of ever lasting life
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Terrible mood to be in
I've always been loyal to Stalin - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I've always been loyal to Stalin
We found her - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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We found her
All of you can kiss my Russian ass - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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All of you can kiss my Russian ass
Foreign Powers - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Foreign Powers
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You smell like rendered horse
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I'll take it from here
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Play better
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Who was it
I don't think any of these people ever heard of Mozart - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I don't think any of these people ever...
You're just making this shit up as you go along - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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You're just making this shit up as you...
Is there any cheese in this building - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Is there any cheese in this building
Everybody happy - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Everybody happy
Do people not eat herbs any more - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Do people not eat herbs any more
Take the papers - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Take the papers
My father was a great social scientist - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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My father was a great social scientist
If nobody objects - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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If nobody objects
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He deserves a trial
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Stalin would be loving this
He's not bad - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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He's not bad
Up his arse - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Up his arse
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Soak up the Vodka
I have a bad back - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I have a bad back
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It smells like a Baku Pisshouse in here
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Bourgeois immorality
I never thought it would be you - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I never thought it would be you
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You've balls like Kremlin domes
I sometimes wonder if he's meant for this World - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I sometimes wonder if he's meant for...
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I'm knackered
Little Bird - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Little Bird
Can you please just be cordial - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Can you please just be cordial
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I'm going to have to report this...
What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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What's a war hero got to do to get some...
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Comrade Malenkov
I would like - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I would like
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I will bury you in history
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Tell me something
We were talking about Stalingrad - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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We were talking about Stalingrad
Good night - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Good night
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When you go home
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Time for a cowboy movie
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I won't do it
Shouldn't you check it - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Shouldn't you check it
She did everything - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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She did everything
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He's irreplaceable
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What plane crash
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If he recovers
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She's got everything we require for the...
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You're the coach
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It's the painting
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My father's going to die
And he built a new one - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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And he built a new one
I'm not gonna do the seating plan - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I'm not gonna do the seating plan
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We offer our tears
You understand what's going on - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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You understand what's going on
I will unlock the schedule an squeeze him in - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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I will unlock the schedule an squeeze...
Why did you let him do that - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Why did you let him do that
And I have a bad back - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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And I have a bad back
Foreigners - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Foreigners
Why should I trust you - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Why should I trust you
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You spineless rat
Who's gonna carry the can for this farrago of shit - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Who's gonna carry the can for this...
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Can we trust him
Is this magisterial enough for you all - screenshot from movie The Death of Stalin
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Is this magisterial enough for you all

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Maria Veniaminovna Yudina - Olga Kurylenko
Sergei - Tom Brooke
Andreyev - Paddy Considine
Spartak Sokolov - Conductor 1 - Justin Edwards
Josef Stalin - Adrian McLoughlin
Lavrenti Beria - Simon Russell Beale
Georgy Malenkov - Jeffrey Tambor
Nikita Khrushchev - Steve Buscemi
Vyacheslav Molotov - Michael Palin
NKVD Officer Delov - Paul Ready
Woman in Layers of Clothes - Yulya Muhrygina
Man in Layers of Clothes - Andrey Korzhenevskiy
Musician 2 - Jeremy Limb
Citizen Bundled into Car - Andy Gathergood
Young Man Snitch - Alexandr Piskunov
Middle Aged Man - Ruslav Neupokoev
Middle Aged Wife - Alla Bineeva
Boris Bresnavich - Conductor 2 - Nicholas Woodeson
Mrs Bresnavich - Elaine Claxton
Concert Director - George Potts
Nina Khrushchev - Sylvestra Le Touzel
NKVD Officer Kobulov - Nicholas Sidi
NKVD Officer Pervak - Jonny Phillips
Sargeant - Tim Steed
Matryona - June Watson
NKVD Guard Ilyin - Adam Shaw
NKVD Officer Sliminov - Daniel Tuite
Khrustalyov - David Crow
Lazar Kaganovich - Dermot Crowley
Anastas Mikoyan - Paul Whitehouse
Nicolai Bulganin - Paul Chahidi
Dr. Lukomsky - Karl Johnson
Lidiya Timashuk - Cara Horgan
Young Doctor - Emilio Iannucci
Tall Doctor - Daniel Booroff
Ice Hockey Coach - Dan Mersh
Vasily - Rupert Friend
Tarasov - Richard Brake
Army General - James Barriscale
NKVD Officer at Dacha Gates - Daniel Tatarsky
Red Army Captain (as Ricky Gabriellini) - Ricky Gabbriellini
Young Waitress - Eva Sayer
Polina Molotova - Diana Quick
Prisoner at Gulag - Adam Ewan
Volga Guard Chasov - Michael Ballard
Volga Guard Shulga - Phil Deguara
Mezhnikov - Jonathan Aris
Little Girl 2 - Katie McCreedy
NKVD Officer Aslanov - Ewan Bailey
Field Marshal Zhukov - Jason Isaacs
Zhukov's Chief of Staff - Leeroy Murray
Teenage Ostrich Girl - Keely Smith
Translator - Sheng-Chien Tsai
Zhou Enlai - Dave Wong
NKVD Officer Fedin - Sergey Korshkov
Son (as Danya Bochkov) - Danila Bochkov
NKVD Colonel Entin - Sebastian Aton
Russian Woman - Nastya Karpenko
Little Girl 1 - Amelia McCreedy
Brezhnev - Gerald Lepkowski
Moskalenko - Luke D'Silva
Red Army General - Daniel Chapple
Red Army Captain - Daniel Smith
Teenage Girl - Ellen Evans
Red Army Colonel - Oleg Drach
Marshal Konev - Daniel Fearn
Soviet Mourner - Rodrig Andrisan
Violinist / Orchestra Leader - Karen Anstee
Soviet Mourner - Claire Ashton
Prisoner - Derek Barr
Florist - Silva Beshi
Soldier - Martin Bratanov
Steel Worker - Alex Delescu
Army General - Glenn Doherty
Kremlin Staff - Iulia Filipovscaia
Stalin's Doctor - Robin George
Red Army Soldier - Vaslov Goom
Steel Worker - Jason Grangier
Soviet Assassin - Mindaugas Grazys
Child Mourner - Henry Helm
Sweet Russian Girl - Eloise Henwood
Posh Concert Audience / Mourner - Kornelia Horvath
Russian Gentleman - Ashley Hudson
Russian Mourner - Attila G. Kerekes
Posh Concert Audience - Svyatoslav Ketchin
Posh Audience - Gary Kiely
Assistant Communist - Dardan Kolicaj
Ice Hockey Player - Alexei Komarov
Russian Party member - Nigel Lowe
Posh Audience Member - Daniel Markowicz
Red Army Soldier - Christopher Marsh
Posh Audience - Alan Mathis
Russian Peasant - Ryan Paul McCarthy
Concert Guest - Yves O'Hara
Russian Child - Cadyn Page
Soviet Mourner - Jag Patel
Hairy Old Doctor - Steve Saunders
Hungarian President Assistant - Adam Sef
Posh Audience / Mourner - Richard Stanley
NKVD Russian Officer / Shooter - François Sternkiker
NKVD Soldier - Matt Townsend
Posh Gent in Audience - Zac Whitehead
Army Colonel - Dean Williams
NKVD Officer - Miroslav Zaruba