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THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017)

THE DEATH OF STALIN <span>(2017)</span> artwork

THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 20/10/2017

BBFCInsight very strong language, brief strong violence

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Armando Iannucci

Cast includes Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor

Summary THE DEATH OF STALIN is a British comedy drama in which the remaining members of the Secretariat of the Communist Party vie for power in the aftermath of Stalin's demise.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/10/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DEATH OF STALIN is a British comedy drama in which the remaining members of the Secretariat of the Communist Party vie for power in the aftermath of Stalin's demise.

Language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t') and frequent strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'whore', 'cock', bloody', 'bugger', 'shit', 'arse', 'bastards', 'piss', 'balls' and 'tit'. There is infrequent use of discriminatory terms including 'queers'; however, the work as a whole does not endorse discriminatory language.

Violence

People are executed by shooting, with occasional bloody aftermath detail. One of the bodies is subsequently set on fire. A man punches another man's face. There are also occasional visual and verbal references to torture.

Occasional verbal references to sexual violence include mentions of rape and child sexual abuse.

Sex references include crude references to oral sex. Other issues include brief moderate autopsy detail.

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Details

Title
THE DEATH OF STALIN
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd,Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
17/10/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF351979

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