R | | Comedy
When the replacement doctors are summoned following Stalin's death, the actor who played the young doctor was Emilio Iannucci, son of writer/director Armando Iannucci.
It's lucky we both now live in the new Soviet Union or you and your wife and your family would be a pile of dust on the floor of a crematorium toilet.
Malenkov did not become General Secretary of the Communist Party when Stalin died. He did, however, become Premier of the Soviet Union. The Soviet leadership was clearly in flux, and Malenkov never had the status of obvious successor to Stalin that the movie implies. He did not chair the Politburo meeting after Stalin died; Khrushchev did.
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.
€100,677 (Italy) (7 January 2018)
$1,030,423 (USA) (22 March 2018)
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