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State Funeral (2019)

The enigma of the personality cult is revealed in the grand spectacle of Joseph Stalin's funeral.

Director:

Sergey Loznitsa (as Sergei Loznitsa)

Writer:

Sergey Loznitsa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage)
Lavrenti Beria ... Himself (archive footage)
Vyacheslav Molotov ... Himself (archive footage)
Georgi Malenkov Georgi Malenkov ... Himself (archive footage)
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Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator's personality cult. The news of Stalin's death on March 5, 1953, shocked the entire Soviet Union. The burial ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of mourners. We observe every stage of the funeral spectacle, described by Pravda newspaper, as the Great Farewell, and receive an unprecedented access to the dramatic and absurd experience of life and death under Stalin's reign. The film addresses the issue of Stalin's personality cult as a form of terror-induced delusion. It gives an insight into the nature of the regime and its legacy, still haunting the contemporary world. Written by ATOMS & VOID

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Country:

Netherlands | Lithuania

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gosudarstvennyye pokhorony See more »

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1.37 : 1
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