Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama follows the last days of the Soviet dictator and describes the chaos of the regime after its death in 1953, after 30 years of governing the Soviet Federation.
The film documents the chaotic days before Stalin’s funeral, marked by fierce fighting for supreme power. While the Soviet dictator gave his last breath, political battles led to the party’s total chaos. Two days after the death of the “father of the people” was published, Vassili, his son, tried to reveal an organized conspiracy against his father. From now on, everything becomes a strategic game of allegations and betrayal within the party, a struggle between assuming power and pure survival. Its main team of ministers is fighting for control. Some want a positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their only common feature? They all desperately try to stay alive.