GenreComedy, Drama Story byYuri Korotkov LanguageEnglish
WriterYuri Krotkov, Charles Wood Release date16 June 1983 (UK) CastCarroll Baker (Brown), Virginia Balfour (Housekeeper), Colin Blakely (Stalin), Susan Carpenter (Seraphima), David Suchet (Beria), Bernard Gallagher Similar moviesFocus, The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, Out of the Past, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Killers
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Red Monarch is a 1983 British television film starring Colin Blakely as Joseph Stalin. It is directed by Jack Gold and features David Suchet as Lavrentiy Beria and David Threlfall as Stalin's son Vasily.
Red Monarch is a comedy based on The Red Monarch: Scenes From the Life of Stalin, a collection of short critical essays by the Russian dissident and former KGB agent Yuri Krotkov. The film depicts Soviet politics and the interplay between Stalin and his lieutenants, particularly Beria, during the last years of Stalin's rule. The reading of Yevgeny Yevtushenko's "The Heirs of Stalin" in the final scene supposedly warns that the threat of totalitarianism is constantly present.