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|Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:17 pm Post subject: The Death of Stalin
|Armando Iannucci's horror-satire on the events surrounding and following Stalin's death is a difficult watch, not least because of the terror that "seeps like a fog" through the production, because you know that these things actually happened - only worse - in reality. The cast make no attempt at faux Russian accents, rather preferring to keep to their own true ones - thus we are treated to cockney, American and straight English all mingling as the various members of the inner Committee ....... and it works! Somehow the surreal events of living in Stalin's Russia are conflated with a black humour, the whole sitting on a base of uneasy subliminal dread. It really is a clever bit of film making and a good story to boot. Steve Buschemi excels as Nikita Khrushchev as does Simon Russell Beal as the frightening NKVD head Lavrenitiy Beria. This will release in America in march and I thoroughly recommend going to see it.
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'Have we not served you well'
'Of course - you know you have.'
'Then let it end.'
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