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Rating: 7.20/10 from 1300 votes
Tags: history documentary
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Title in Español:

State Funeral

Title in Italiano:

State Funeral

Title in Português:

Funeral de Estado


State Funeral is a documentary that showcases unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presenting 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.

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Steven Martinez

The combination of orchestral arrangements and vocal chants in the soundtrack creates a haunting and powerful auditory experience.

Charles Brown

Overall, the music in State Funeral complements the visuals and storytelling, making it a compelling and thought-provoking documentary experience.

Matthew White

The haunting and eerie melodies in the State Funeral soundtrack perfectly capture the oppressive atmosphere of Stalin's funeral.

Daniel Scott

The soundtrack's subtle nuances and layers enhance the emotional impact of the documentary, making it a truly immersive viewing experience.

Karen Hall

The music in State Funeral evokes a sense of mourning and reflection, mirroring the somber mood of the historical footage.

George Moore

The use of traditional Russian instruments in the music adds an authentic and somber tone to the documentary.

Paul Phillips

The use of dissonant chords and eerie melodies in the film's score effectively conveys the sense of unease and fear that permeated Soviet society during Stalin's reign, immersing the viewer in the dark and sinister world of the dictator's personality cult.

Joshua King

The music in State Funeral helps to transport the viewer back in time and immerse them in the historical events surrounding Stalin's death.

David Jackson

The use of silence and minimalistic sound design in certain scenes of State Funeral effectively builds tension and suspense.

Sarah Green

The haunting and evocative soundtrack of State Funeral perfectly captures the somber and oppressive atmosphere of Stalin's funeral, enhancing the sense of historical weight and significance of the event.

Michelle Wilson

The soundtrack effectively amplifies the sense of dread and fear that permeated Soviet society during Stalin's reign.