In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. Stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs and Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend and Andrea Riseborough.
Directed by Armando Iannucci. UK. 2018. R. 1 hour 46 minutes. IFC Films.
“Hilarious and horrifying. A vision of totalitarian madness as shudderingly pertinent as it is outrageous.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“It’s Veep in the Soviet Union, a welcome expansion of Iannucci’s canvas that keeps his savage comedy intact.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire