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Meeting Gorbachev PG rating

Werner Herzog meets the former President of the Soviet Union in this invigorating portrait of a towering 20th-century figure.

Documentary 2018 91 mins

Director: Werner Herzog and André Singer



This heartfelt documentary centres on a number of interviews Herzog undertook with Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and architect of its democratisation and reformation. Around these encounters are added fascinating historical footage from Gorbachev’s early life and views from his closest friends and political contemporaries. What emerges is an absorbing, Herzogian portrait of a key player in 20th-century politics. Essential viewing for current world leaders...