St. Andrews Film Society Presents- The Death of Stalin*

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* (Comedy/Drama, UK, 107 min., 2017, rated R). 

(Comedy/Drama, UK, 107 min., 2017, rated R). The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

*NOTE: The starred films will be screened with English subtitles. For more information about the film selections and the Film Society, call 506 529-4982 or at www.facebook.com/standrewsfilmsociety

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