What's with all the 5-star ratings these days for films to find out they are anything but? Beyond all the amusingly farcical shenanigans of Stalin's cabinet, it's the bottom line implicit Kruschev apologetics that are most problematic. Another film with acting heavyweights safeguarding establishment ethics and espousing a gradualist 'moderate' position. Iannucci is a good director, but his politics are wonky at best.
Another shitty movie from Iannuci! Unpleasant in it's plagiarism and complete waste of talents. U should FUCK ur bosses in expensive villas, behind heavy curtains, Armando, instead of digging Stalin's mass graveyards!
Schindlers List meets The Naked Gun. You’ll be surprised by what you can laugh at given the right context and frame of mind. It takes satirists like Iannucci to make a farce out of something so horrible that holds a mirror up to world’s governments. He’s not belittling history/horror’s that occurred. He’s showing how history could repeat. Framing it with a comedic tone allows us to laugh and think at the same time.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It is on one hand compelling, grotesque & factual but on the other confusing in it's motive. I don't know if this is glorifying khrushchevism over the evils of Stalinism or a Soviet take of The Thick Of It. Either way, it is rather good in it's way of presenting political horrors as a comedy of errors. A frighteningly & satirically black look at a very red scare. B
Che dire, se non siete in grado di sopportare uno Stalin inspiegabilmente anglofono e dotato di un brit humor estremamente spigoloso io non vi biasimo, ma non è il film per voi. Se invece pensate che l'accento londinese di Josif e Compagni sia un ostacolo superabile, allora il film potrebbe pure piacervi. Il film è intelligente e muove una satira per nulla superficiale, accompagnato da un lato tecnico molto valido.