Now this is comedy (but, also very dark comedy):
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While watching this movie I laughed uproariously but some of the laughs were strongly drenched in horror at the fact that the movie actually presents rather accurately the history of this horrific time and this horrific man, Josef Yugashvilli and his pants-pissing sidekicks — you know, like Kruschev, Molotov, Malenkov, Beria — just for starters.
The proof that it’s accurate is that Putin doesn’t like it at all.
There’s some wonderful slapstick in this movie and all the antics are really very funny. The deputy secretary, Georgy Malenkov (played by Jeffrey Tambor), looks like someone from The Addams Family or Nosferatu. He gets put in charge for the interim of the funeral and that’s what this movie mostly deals with.
General Zhukov (played by Jason Isaacs) steals the show, BTW. Steve Buscemi plays Kruschev pretty well but he doesn’t have the right body type. No big deal. Beria (played by Simon Russell Beale) is hilarious and gets most of the gallows humor lines.
Go see this now.