The Death of Stalin

Khrushchev, in conjunction with Zhukov, who controls the army, persuades all the other committee members to join forces against Beria, who is summarily tried and executed. Stalin's daughter is exiled to Vienna and his son is detained in Russia. The film ends with captions detailing Khrushchev's rise to power, but also tells us that he was in due course replaced by Leonid Brezhnev, who we see behind Khrushchev, watching carefully.

Jon Sandys

Other mistake: The designer asking Khrushchev about what type of curtains they should have for the funeral. He first says "ruched" for the sample in his right hand and "not ruched" for the left. He then continues, but instead says "not ruched" for the right hand sample and "ruched" for the left. (00:59:30)

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Prisoner: Long Live Stalin!
Soldier: Stalin's Dead! Malenkov's in charge!
Prisoner: Long live Malenk...[shot].

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