FRED Watch Episode 21: The Death of Stalin (2017)


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Phillip introduces Wayne to the black comedy The Death of Stalin (2017) for this month’s FRED Watch.

The boys both have history degrees under their belts and love a good comedy, but do the two genres meld well enough to successfully satirise Stalin?


Listen to their review here:


Check out the trailer:

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Chahidi, Dermot Crowley, Adrian McLoughlin, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Producers: Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Kevin Loader | Writers: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin (based on La Mort de Staline by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin) | Music: Chris Willis | Cinematographer: Zac Nicholson | Editor: Peter Lambert


Available: DVD and stan.

Let us know what you thought of this film in the comments!


You’ve just experienced FRED Watch.


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