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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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UK | Germany | USA

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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Herzog/Gorbaczow See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,128, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$249,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$249,489
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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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a Lie-Free documentary acknowledging the intelligent, empathatic& earnest world leader needed in his time
4 April 2019 | by mjhowlandSee all my reviews

Initially, let's negate the canucky review as a blind-sided tRump supporter's ignorant response to not even seeing the film, or the likelihood of the ignorant review should not of occurred, but knowing the low education of such maga wearers who knows. annunciaroe's review is very good, yet devoid of substance which I admit may qualify as spoilers. I too wish the drunkard Boris Yeltsin, as he was known to unabashedly be, or the evil Putin, who continued to allow those with the greatest wealth to corrupt the current country collective, were allowed to be acknowledged for what it was and still is, yet this German director stays focused on the illustrious career and selfish coup, while Gorbachev was away on vacation, to be played out through only the events as they occurred. One does have pause to wonder how they were left out to properly show comparison to the great goodwill President of the former Russia to the progressive movements to unite the people's goodwill and well being of Russia, to the unifier of the two Germanys (thankfully little mention of Reagan as the decision to tear down the wall was made long before between Helmut Kohl & Gorby), as well as, Gorbechev's instigator of the world's nuclear weapons short & medium range nuclear arms reductions. There is only so much time a movie can allow to capture an audience, though much was left out itemizing specifics, other world leaders and Secretary of States acknowledge the greatness, sincerity, and intelligence of one of the modern worlds leaders, Mikhail Gorbachev, who legacy will be admired for hundreds of years to come, one can agree, if one watches this honest and lie-free documentary, something the US & world desperately need to report more of, knowing todays political environment.


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