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NFT: The Death Of Stalin

Gary from The East End : Admin : 1/4/2019 11:58 am
Anyone else see this? I was bored and wanted to see something different. It was funny and disturbing in equal measure.

Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev. Jeffery Tambor as Malenkov. Michael Palin as Molotov.

The whole thing plays out like some absurdist stage play based around one of the most brutal periods in history.

Of course, it's banned in Russia.

It's on Showtime now, if you have that.
Its on my list...  
Chris in Philly : 1/4/2019 12:01 pm : link
Armando Iannucci is brilliant...
those are some....uh....unexpected casting choices  
Greg from LI : 1/4/2019 12:02 pm : link
Sounds interesting though
Just watched this yesterday!  
Kyle in NY : 1/4/2019 12:05 pm : link
Loved it. Iannucci created and ran Veep and this definitely has that same vibe and comedy style, which I really enjoy. Awesome cast. Definitely would recommend.
It was really good  
B in ALB : 1/4/2019 12:08 pm : link
I thought Buscemmi was excellent. And it held up pretty good in terms of historical perspective.
I saw it last week  
Jay on the Island : 1/4/2019 12:11 pm : link
It was very good.
I saw it  
jtfuoco : 1/4/2019 12:19 pm : link
I loved it as well I just wish I knew how much of it was true. My favorite part was at the funeral.
I liked it,  
Mad Mike : 1/4/2019 12:26 pm : link
though not as much as some of Iannucci's other stuff.
Saw it last year, what a great film  
weeg in the bronx : 1/4/2019 12:32 pm : link
great black comedy. Everyone is perfectly cast.
It's good  
bluepepper : 1/4/2019 12:32 pm : link
strange but funny. The actors aren't really believable in any kind of historic sense. You aren't likely to forget that it's Buscemi on the screen and not Khruschev. It's more like an extended comedy sketch than anything else.

Here's the trailer  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 1/4/2019 1:13 pm : link
It's nuts...and that's not the half of it.
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Saw it  
Danny L : 1/4/2019 1:18 pm : link
Very nice.
Liked look who's back better.
Saw and Loved It  
Percy : 1/5/2019 10:33 am : link
Glad it's still around for others to watch. If you don't know much about Stalin, do read more about him. Probably the lead monster of the last century and a close call for monster of all time. Those close to him and around him often were lucky to survive.
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