The Death of Stalin shines a light on Lavrenti Beria, head of the Soviet Union’s dreaded secret police. | Movie Review | Chicago Reader

The Death of Stalin shines a light on Lavrenti Beria, head of the Soviet Union’s dreaded secret police. 

Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, directed this wickedly funny Cold War satire.

click to enlarge Steve Buscemi, Adrian McLoughlin, Jeffrey Tambor, Dermot Crowley, and Simon Russell Beale in The Death of Stalin.

Steve Buscemi, Adrian McLoughlin, Jeffrey Tambor, Dermot Crowley, and Simon Russell Beale in The Death of Stalin.

Nicola Dove

Black comedy doesn't get any blacker than The Death of Stalin, which mines laughs from one of the most brutal and frightening regimes in modern history. Adapting a graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, British writer and director Armando Iannucci…

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