The graphic novel that inspired the movie!
On March 1, 1953, the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Joseph Stalin – had a severe stroke.
A doctor could not be called until the Central Committee had been convened, voted, and agreed on which doctor to use, a task made more complex by the fact that Stalin had just ordered the deaths of many of the Soviet Union’s leading physicians.
And so began the bureaucratic merry-go-round that became the intense and underhanded struggle for control of a nation.
This is the unbelievable story that inspired the new movie from writer/director Armando Iannucci (Veep/In The Loop).