"Director Armando Iannucci (Veep) depicts the power grab that ensued after Joseph Stalin died of a stroke in 1953. The Soviet Union's leaders soon dive headlong into a farcical but ruthless game of bargaining, deception, and backstabbing. Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, and Jason Isaacs star."--AllMovie.com.