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Based on a true story, Comedy, Period and Historical
1953 Soviet Union, and Joseph Stalin has been in power for many years, with civilians and politicians in equal measure living in terror of his brutal, authoritarian regime, where one misjudged word could literally be fatal. Following his sudden death, a swift, farcical power struggle kicks in among his inner-circle, some of whom want positive change in the country, others more interested in power for themselves. Mostly, they are all desperately trying to stay alive. This dark, often violent comedy brilliantly uses humour to powerfully document the tyrannies of Stalin’s regime and demonstrate what can happen when power remains unchecked.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for secondary titles within the Comedy Genius strand of the Into Film Festival.
A film guide that looks at The Death of Stalin (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
The last days of WWII inside Hitler's bunker as the Fuhrer loses grip on reality and the Soviets approach, as told by his secretary.
14+ years 149 mins
Film version of TV satire The Thick of It about the weaselly world of politics, in which a junior minister gets out of his depth in the run-up to war.
16+ years 101 mins
Adaptation of Orwell's chilling tale of futuristic Britain.
14+ years 108 mins
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'Thor: Ragnarok' leads this week's DVD releases which also include 'The Death of Stalin', 'Breathe' and 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'.
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