Armando IannucciSteve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine
UK/France / 2017 / 106 minutes / DCP / Color
The satirical eye of Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, 2009) takes on the deepest depths of post-Stalinist intrigue in the Soviet Union. Iannucci and his splendid cast (including Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Olga Kurylenko and others) adapted the French graphic novel of the same name where this dark period of stress, strain, endless intrigue and murder in the Council of Ministers is transformed into a wry vision of politics with contemporary bite as well. And the Russian government really, really hates this film, too.