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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)

Writer:

Werner Herzog
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Credited cast:
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
Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva ... Herself (archive footage)
Werner Herzog ... Himself - Interviewer and Narrator
Miklos Nemeth Miklos Nemeth ... Himself
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
George Shultz ... Himself
André Singer ... Himself
Horst Teltschik Horst Teltschik ... 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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English | Russian | German | Polish

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3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Herzog/Gorbaczow See more »

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Moscow, Russia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,128, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$251,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$251,837
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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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References Gorbachev. After Empire (2001) See more »

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Behind-the Scenes Look at an Important Time and World Leader
9 September 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the most important world leaders of the 20th century. In this film, the acclaimed documentarian and co-director Werner Herzog interviews Gorbachev and we get a good inside look literally behind what was known as the Iron Curtain of the Soviet Union.

When Gorbachev became the youngest leader in Soviet history, he saw that their system had virtually broken down. Through implementation of his programs of Perestroika and Glasnost, Gorbachev tried to modernize the commerce of his nation as well as implement some democratic principles there.

Although, his tenure as President was cut short, in 1991, by a coup led by Boris Yeltsin, Gorbachev's reforms were influential in beginning nuclear arms reduction working with Pres. Ronald Reagan, the reunification of Germany, and more freedoms to the Soviet bloc nations of that time.

Aside from the interview with the then 87-year-old Gorbachev, which not only gave the viewer a good behind-the-scenes look at those times and highlighted his intelligence and sense of humor, the doc is also filled with vintage film clips many of which I had never seen before.

Overall, not for those looking for an action flick, but geared for those viewers who like history. To note, English subtitles were only available using my closed caption option, and when Russian was spoken the subtitles were quite small.


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