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Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

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Werner Herzog, André Singer (as Andre Singer)
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Credited cast:
Yuri Andropov Yuri Andropov ... Himself (archive footage)
James Baker James Baker ... Himself
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself (archive footage)
Konstantin Chernenko Konstantin Chernenko ... Himself (archive footage)
Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself
Werner Herzog ... Himself - Interviewer and Narrator
Miklos Nemeth Miklos Nemeth ... Himself
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
George Shultz ... Himself
Margaret Thatcher ... Herself (archive footage)
Lech Walesa ... Himself
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The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

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3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Moscow, Russia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,128, 5 May 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,788, 19 May 2019
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Gorbachev's policies of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War. See more »

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Safe enough to be played in Russia
1 October 2018 | by canucky8See all my reviews

While providing insight into Gorbachev's upbringing and personal life, this film avoids any topics that could reflect poorly on Gorbachev or the Russian state under his rule. The film features many shots of the interviewer, Werner Herzog, praising Gorbachev. The interviewer is more interested in making Gorbachev like him than talk about real events. To be fair to Herzog, he probably wouldn't have gotten the interview if he challenged Gorbachev on any topics.


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