After Stalin suddenly dies of a stroke in 1953, the ruling ‘comrades’ frantically scramble for power as they organize his funeral.
Good logline and a great movie – I actually just watched it last night after a friend recommended it.
Agreed about the ensemble piece. As it’s based on real events and real characters, which most of the viewing audience would already know of, it can afford to break with the single protagonist convention and still work well – which it did.
There are two candidates for best line in the movie:
And the motion is passed… unanimously…
I’m going to represent the entire red army at the buffet.