Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Death of Stalin

'The Death of Stalin' depicts what happens amongst the leadership group when the Soviet Union's supreme leader passes away in 1953.

The events are presented as a black comedy which works well in early scenes where a concert is repeated before a bewildered and disinterested audience but is less successful when the action turns to mindless murder and supposedly comical jockeying amongst pretenders to the leadership succession.