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Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, History | 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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Cast

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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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,128, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$251,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,008
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the eighth and last President of the Soviet Union from 1988 until 1991. See more »

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References Gorbachev. After Empire (2001) See more »

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Moving and fascinating, if a little one-sided...
11 November 2019 | by CelluRobSee all my reviews

I have to be honest, I had thought that Gorbachev had passed away a while ago, so to be able to relive these momentous events of the eighties and nineties through his eyes, complemented with a judicious and very well chosen selection of archive and contributions from his contemporaries, was both a moving and enlightening experience. Herzog provided a slightly pandering line of questioning but that was probably the best way to illicit responses from such an experienced and formidable statesman; also let's not suppose that this is a particularly objective review of these events; but it is still fascinating to hear from the sole surviving leader of the times. His whole style and demeanour contrasted so demonstrably with the "fossils" that preceded him in the Soviet Kremlin it is little wonder that he resonated with people at home and elsewhere.


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