2018, 90 minutes, Digital
UK, USA, Germany
Language: English, Russian, Geman, Polish
Director: Werner Herzog, André Singer
Werner Herzog’s candid conversations with the former Soviet head of state form the backbone of this illuminating documentary about one of the defining figures of the 20th century. More respected abroad than he is at home (where many continue to blame him for the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union), Gorbachev speaks like a man with nothing to lose, and Herzog applies his own unique perspective and inimitable narration to a deep archive of footage.