R | | Comedy, Drama, History
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
When the replacement doctors are summoned following Stalin's death, the actor playing the young doctor is Emilio Iannucci, son of writer and director Armando Iannucci.
Aslanov, you handsome devil! Stick you in a frock, I'd fucking ride you raw myself.
NKVD Officer Aslanov: I will take that as a compliment.
Georgy Zhukov: Yeah, don't.
When they carry Stalin's body, it should have rigor mortis.
Black-and-white photographs of the main characters appear over the end credits, but various figures are airbrushed out, have their faces defaced, or have other people superimposed over them, as per Soviet photos of Trotsky and purge victims.
$184,805 11 March 2018