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Meeting Gorbachev

90 mins
2019
BBFC PG

Film times

Fri

15 Nov

Sat

16 Nov

Tue

19 Nov

Thu

21 Nov

Leading the Soviet Union through its period of greatest change, Mikhail Gorbachev was the architect of its democratisation, introducing perestroika and glasnost, but ultimately resigning as, against his wishes, its collapse became inevitable.

Werner Herzog approaches a series of interviews with the now 88 year old Nobel Peace Prize winner with clear affection and great admiration. Profoundly compassionate, Herzog's charisma is matched by Gorbachev's own, as they discuss the Cold War, the Putin Regime and the legacy of his time in office.

Through these intimate interviews, and unforgettable archive footage, a touching portrait of a passionate and visionary leader emerges.


Starring:
Mikhail Gorbachev, Miklós Németh, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III, Lech Walesa, Horst Teltschik
Director:
Werner Herzog, André Singer
Language:
English / Russian / German
Country:
United Kingdom