About this Youtube video: In Cinemas Oct 20. The internal political landscape of 1950 s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin s collapse his core team of ministers tussle for control some want positive change in the Soviet Union others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait They re all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy drama pathos and political manoeuvring The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production directed by Armando Iannucci and produced by Yann Zenou Kevin Loader Nicolas Duval Assakovsky and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci David Schneider and Ian Martin with additional material by Peter Fellows. TheDeathOfStalin .