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Meeting Gorbachev ()

Release date: May 19th, 2019

Run time: 1 hr. 30 min.

Direction: Werner Herzog, Andre Singer

Genres: Documentary

Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog’s riveting new documentary Meeting Gorbachev uses unforgettable archive materials and footage from recent interviews to shed light on what happened during those years when Mikhail Gorbachev was General Secretary of the U.S.S.R. Now 87, the visionary Russian leader continues pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev's three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years!Indiewire called it "a nostalgic, grateful, and surprisingly tender lament for a breed of politician that wanted to bring people together" while The Hollywood Reporter dubbed MEETING "one of Herzog's most pertinent and fascinating documentaries" and The Playlist wrote that it is "one of the year's best docs".