The last president of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev sits down for a fascinating conversation with German filmmaker Werner Herzog. As on-screen interviewer, Herzog doesn’t disguise his admiration, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the US to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. All in six years! Could he be the world’s greatest living politician? Augmented by archival footage and interviews with other world leaders, this is a great meeting with one of the most impactful figures of the 20th century. In German & Russian with English subtitles and in English. Directors: Werner Herzog, André Singer. (Germany/US 2018) 92 min.
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