The Death of Stalin
Enjoy the thick of it creator’s soviet-era satire on Blu-ray and the graphic novel that inspired it
Win a copy of Armando Iannucci’s criticially acclaimed dark comedy set in Soviet Russia, plus the amazing graphic novel that inspired it.
In one of his last acts as Soviet Union dictator, the increasingly paranoid Joseph Stalin launched an investigation into prominent Moscow doctors, claiming evidence of a Zionist plot to assassinate him. But while hundreds of Jewish doctors were being tortured, Stalin became deathly ill. In a twist of fate, the clamp-down on doctors made it practically impossible for the Kremlin to find a highly skilled healer to save him. Such stranger-than-fiction real-life events fuel the dark comedy of Armando Ianucci’s latest political satire. The awardwinning director of The Thick of It and Veep focuses on the insanity the USSR was plunged into once the Man of Steel expired in 1953. With the prospect of supreme power over the nation within grasp, Ianucci turns the devious plotting and farcical backstabbing that broke out in the corridors of power into a hilarious ‘comedy of terrors’. The movie has an all-star cast to bulk out Stalin’s ranks of snivelling sycophants and ageing couriers that suddenly find themselves vying for the top job, including Michael Palin, Jefferey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Issacs, Paul Whitehouse and more. The Death of Stalin is available as a digital download from 19 February and on Blu-ray and DVD from 26 February. However, we have two copies of the movie on Blu-ray and the original graphic novel by Fabien Nury to give away.
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