When dictator Joseph Stalin dies, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
- Studio: Gaumont, Canal+, France 3 Cinéma, Quad Productions, France Télévisions, Ciné+, La Compagnie Cinématographique, Panache Productions, Free Range Films, Title Media, Main Journey, AFPI
- Keyword: dictator, socialism, chaos, biography, joseph stalin, satire, based on true story, dark comedy, death, military, political satire, regime, 1950s, nikita khrushchev
- Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Paul Chahidi, Jason Isaacs